Direct search for low mass dark matter particles with CCDs

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A direct dark matter search is performed using fully-depleted high-resistivity CCD detectors. Due to their low electronic readout noise (R.M.S. ~7 eV) these devices operate with a very low detection threshold of 40 eV, making the search for dark matter particles with low masses (~5 GeV) possible. The results of an engineering run performed in a shallow underground site are presented, demonstrating the potential of this technology in the low mass region. © 2012.




Barreto, J., Cease, H., Diehl, H. T., Estrada, J., Flaugher, B., Harrison, N., … Sonnenschein, A. (2012). Direct search for low mass dark matter particles with CCDs. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 711(3–4), 264–269.

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