Highlights
 
DAMIC-M kick-off meeting in Paris, June 11-13 2018
June 28, 2018
DAMIC-M kick-off meeting in Paris, June 11-13 2018
DAMIC-M collaborators gathered at The University of Chicago Center in Paris for a kick-off meeting of the experiment.Learn more >>

 
Paolo Privitera has been awarded an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council for DAMIC-M
June 19, 2018
Paolo Privitera has been awarded an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council for DAMIC-M
Paolo Privitera has been awarded a 4 M$ Advanced Grant by the European Research Council to search for light dark matter particles with DAMIC-M. The European Research Council ''selects and funds the very best, creative researchers of any nationality to run projects based in Europe'', with Principal Investigators of Advanced Grants identified as ''exceptional leaders in terms of originality and significance of their research contributions.''Learn more >>

 
The WIMP cross-section σ χ−n
September 11, 2016
The WIMP cross-section σ χ−n
Upper limit (90% C.L.) on the WIMP cross-section σ χ−n obtained with a small data set taken during DAMIC100 R&D phase (red line). Even if limited by the exposure and the level of radiogenic background — both to significantly improve in the upcoming DAMIC100 — these results demonstrate DAMIC’s sensitivity in the low-mass WIMP region (<10 GeV c−2), where the experiment is particularly competitive thanks to its low energy threshold.Learn more >>

 
Measurement of the nuclear recoil ionization efficiency in Silicon
September 9, 2016
Measurement of the nuclear recoil ionization efficiency in Silicon
The energy deposited into ionization, Ee, as a function of the nucleus recoil energy, Er. These are the first measurements of sub-keV nuclear recoils in Silicon.Learn more >>

 
DAMIC100 installation at SNOLAB
September 7, 2016
DAMIC100 installation at SNOLAB
The copper vacuum vessel housing the CCDs is inserted in the lead shield.

 
The DAMIC100 lead shielding
September 5, 2016
The DAMIC100 lead shielding
The innermost layer is made of ancient lead recovered from a sunken Spanish galleon and a Roman ship.

 
The copper box hosting the CCDs
September 3, 2016
The copper box hosting the CCDs
The copper box hosting the CCDs, top lead shield and in-vacuum electronics being inserted in the copper vacuum vessel.

 
DAMIC100 installation at SNOLAB
September 1, 2016
DAMIC100 installation at SNOLAB
A packaged CCD being inserted in the copper box. Above the box is a lead cylinder shielding the CCDs from radiogenic backgrounds. DAMIC100 is taking data with 7 CCDs for a total mass of 40 g.

 
An alpha and a beta particle originating from the same location in the CCD
August 31, 2016
An alpha and a beta particle originating from the same location in the CCD
An alpha and a beta particle originating from the same location in the CCD, consistent with a nuclide from the Th chain undergoing subsequent decays. The excellent spatial resolution of the CCD provides a unique handle in the understanding of the radiogenic background.

 
Particle identification by a DAMIC CCD
August 29, 2016
Particle identification by a DAMIC CCD
A muon (straight track); an alpha particle (round blob); an electron (worm-like track) and low-energy particles (electrons from X rays or nuclear recoils).