A calorimetric particle detector using an iridium superconducting phase transition thermometer

Matthias Frank, D. Dummer, S. Cooper, J. Igalson, F. Pröbst, W. Seidel

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Abstract

We report on a calorimetric particle detector consisting of an 18.3 g silicon crystal and an iridium superconducting phase transition thermometer. The cryogenic calorimeter and the associated apparatus are described in detail. The pulses from irradiation with an α-particle source have a large unexpected overshoot in addition to the component expected from a naive thermal model. The pulse height spectrum displays an energy resolution of 1% FWHM at 6 MeV and good linearity. The noise, electrothermal feedback, and position dependence are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-378
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Volume345
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Particle detectors
Thermometers
radiation counters
Iridium
thermometers
pulse amplitude
Full width at half maximum
iridium
Calorimeters
Cryogenics
cryogenics
linearity
calorimeters
Phase transitions
Irradiation
Feedback
Silicon
Crystals
irradiation
silicon

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A calorimetric particle detector using an iridium superconducting phase transition thermometer. / Frank, Matthias; Dummer, D.; Cooper, S.; Igalson, J.; Pröbst, F.; Seidel, W.

In: Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A, Vol. 345, No. 2, 15.06.1994, p. 367-378.

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Frank, Matthias ; Dummer, D. ; Cooper, S. ; Igalson, J. ; Pröbst, F. ; Seidel, W. / A calorimetric particle detector using an iridium superconducting phase transition thermometer. In: Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A. 1994 ; Vol. 345, No. 2. pp. 367-378.
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