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Title: Status of the DAMIC Direct Dark Matter Search Experiment

The DAMIC experiment uses fully depleted, high resistivity CCDs to search for dark matter particles. With an energy threshold $$\sim$$50 eV$$_{ee}$$, and excellent energy and spatial resolutions, the DAMIC CCDs are well-suited to identify and suppress radioactive backgrounds, having an unrivaled sensitivity to WIMPs with masses $<$6 GeV/$c^2$. Early results motivated the construction of a 100 g detector, DAMIC100, currently being installed at SNOLAB. This contribution discusses the installation progress, new calibration efforts near the threshold, a preliminary result with 2014 data, and the prospects for physics results after one year of data taking.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1250479
Report Number(s):
CIPANP2015-AGUILAR-AREVALO; FERMILAB-CONF-15-527-AE-PPD; arXiv:1510.00044
1395655
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 12th Conference on the Intersections of Particle and Nuclear Physics, Vail, Colorado, USA, 05/19-05/24/2015
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
DAMIC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS