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

The SENSEI project

Jul 31, 2017, 11:30 AM
15m
Hornets Nest (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Hornets Nest

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Dark Matter Dark Matter

Speaker

Dr Javier Tiffenberg (Fermilab)

Description

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)

Presentation materials