A superconducting detector endstation for high-resolution energy-dispersive SR-XRF

S. Friedrich, T. Niedermayr, O. Drury, M. F. Cunningham, M. L. Van Den Berg, J. N. Ullom, A. Loshak, T. Funk, S. P. Cramer, J. D. Batteux, E. See, Matthias Frank, S. E. Labov

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We have built a two-stage adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator (ADR) to operate cryogenic high-resolution X-ray detectors in synchrotron-based fluorescence applications. The detector is held at the end of a 40 cm cold finger that extends into a UHV sample chamber. The ADR attains a base temperature below 100 mK with about 20 h hold time below 400 mK, and does not require pumping on the liquid He bath. We will discuss cryostat design and performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1117-1120
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue numberPART II
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Adiabatic demagnetization refrigerators
  • Superconducting tunnel junctions
  • X-ray detectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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