Microsystems Lab (MSL)

The Microsystems Lab is a combination of unique expertise and facility with dual roles of R&D and production/testing of advanced detectors for x-ray /visible/near IR and charged particles.

Fully depleted red-sensitive CCDs were invented and developed at MSL. The MSL most recently provided the CCDs for the Dark Energy projects DES, BOSS and DESI. Current R&D includes development superconducting resonant filters for CMB detectors and development of germanium CCDs in order to extend red sensitivity even further.