CCD detectors

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CCD detectors

CCD detectors are pixelated silicon sensors. Charge collected in a pixel is shifted horizontally and vertically, and converted into a voltage measurement.  The CCDs used in our research have extremely low noise, allowing them to measure very small signals. 

CCD detectors

Instead of using CCDs to collect light as astronomers do, we use them as particle detectors. 

Particle Identification in CCDs

As particles pass through the CCD, some interact in a single place, and others leave tracks. 

Experiments with CCDs

We use CCDs to search for dark matter in the DAMIC experiment. 

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