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Title: Low Threshold Acquisition controller for Skipper CCDs

Abstract

The development of the Skipper Charge Coupled Devices (Skipper-CCDs) has been a major technological breakthrough for sensing very weak ionizing particles. The sensor allows to reach the ultimate sensitivity of silicon material as a charge signal sensor by unambiguous determination of the charge signal collected by each cell or pixel, even for single electron-hole pair ionization. Extensive use of the technology was limited by the lack of specific equipment to operate the sensor at the ultimate performance. In this work a simple, single-board Skipper-CCD controller is presented, aimed for the operation of the detector in high sensitivity scientific applications. The article describes the main components and functionality of the Low Threshold Acquisition (LTA) together with experimental results when connected to a Skipper-CCD sensor. Measurements show unprecedented deep sub-electron noise of 0.039 e$$^-_{rms}$$/pix for 5000 pixel measurements.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [4];  [5];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Fermilab
  2. Asuncion Natl. U.
  3. Buenos Aires, CONICET
  4. Buenos Aires U.
  5. Centro Atomico Bariloche
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1618064
Report Number(s):
arXiv:2004.07599; FERMILAB-PUB-20-180-AE-SCD
oai:inspirehep.net:1791572
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
TBD
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: TBD
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Cancelo, Gustavo, Chavez, Claudio, Chierchie, Fernando, Estrada, Juan, Fernandez Moroni, Guillermo, Paolini, Eduardo, Sofo Haro, Miguel, Soto, Angel, Stefanazzi, Leandro, Tiffenberg, Javier, Treptow, Ken, Wilcer, Neal, and Zmuda, Ted. Low Threshold Acquisition controller for Skipper CCDs. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Cancelo, Gustavo, Chavez, Claudio, Chierchie, Fernando, Estrada, Juan, Fernandez Moroni, Guillermo, Paolini, Eduardo, Sofo Haro, Miguel, Soto, Angel, Stefanazzi, Leandro, Tiffenberg, Javier, Treptow, Ken, Wilcer, Neal, & Zmuda, Ted. Low Threshold Acquisition controller for Skipper CCDs. United States.
Cancelo, Gustavo, Chavez, Claudio, Chierchie, Fernando, Estrada, Juan, Fernandez Moroni, Guillermo, Paolini, Eduardo, Sofo Haro, Miguel, Soto, Angel, Stefanazzi, Leandro, Tiffenberg, Javier, Treptow, Ken, Wilcer, Neal, and Zmuda, Ted. Thu . "Low Threshold Acquisition controller for Skipper CCDs". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1618064.
@article{osti_1618064,
title = {Low Threshold Acquisition controller for Skipper CCDs},
author = {Cancelo, Gustavo and Chavez, Claudio and Chierchie, Fernando and Estrada, Juan and Fernandez Moroni, Guillermo and Paolini, Eduardo and Sofo Haro, Miguel and Soto, Angel and Stefanazzi, Leandro and Tiffenberg, Javier and Treptow, Ken and Wilcer, Neal and Zmuda, Ted},
abstractNote = {The development of the Skipper Charge Coupled Devices (Skipper-CCDs) has been a major technological breakthrough for sensing very weak ionizing particles. The sensor allows to reach the ultimate sensitivity of silicon material as a charge signal sensor by unambiguous determination of the charge signal collected by each cell or pixel, even for single electron-hole pair ionization. Extensive use of the technology was limited by the lack of specific equipment to operate the sensor at the ultimate performance. In this work a simple, single-board Skipper-CCD controller is presented, aimed for the operation of the detector in high sensitivity scientific applications. The article describes the main components and functionality of the Low Threshold Acquisition (LTA) together with experimental results when connected to a Skipper-CCD sensor. Measurements show unprecedented deep sub-electron noise of 0.039 e$^-_{rms}$/pix for 5000 pixel measurements.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1618064}, journal = {TBD},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {4}
}