July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

The SENSEI project

Jul 31, 2017, 11:30 AM
Hornets Nest (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Hornets Nest

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Dark Matter Dark Matter


Dr Javier Tiffenberg (Fermilab)


We present the status and prospects of the Sub-Electron Noise Skipper Experimental Instrument (SENSEI) currently operating in the MINOS cavern at Fermilab. SENSEI uses a non-destructive readout technique to achieve stable readout for a thick fully depleted silicon CCD in the far sub-electron regime (∼ 0.05 e- rms/pix). This is the first instrument to achieve discrete sub-electron counting reproducibly over millions of pixels on a stable, large-area detector. This innovative technology has nearly immediate implications for a wide range of scientific disciplines including Dark Matter Direct detection experiments, astronomy and fundamental particle physics.

Primary author

Dr Javier Tiffenberg (Fermilab)

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