Status of the DAMIC-M dark matter experiment

1 Sep 2021, 17:10
Talk in parallel session Dark Matter and its detection Discussion Panel Dark Matter 6


Danielle Norcini (University of Chicago/KICP)


DAMIC-M is a low-energy threshold dark matter experiment using skipper charge-coupled devices (skipper CCDs) at the Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane (LSM) in France. The kg-scale detector is designed to search for both nuclear and electronic recoils from low-mass WIMP and hidden photon scatters on silicon within the large CCD array. The skipper amplifier readout allows for several non-destructive measurements of individual pixel charge, reducing the detection resolution to single electrons and thus pushing the energy threshold to the eV-scale. We will report the status of the DAMIC-M experiment, including results of recent CCD performance and calibration studies.

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Danielle Norcini (University of Chicago/KICP)

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