A calorimetric particle detector using an iridium superconducting phase transition thermometer


Journal Article

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. © 1994.

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Cited Authors

  • Frank, M; Dummer, D; Cooper, S; Igalson, J; Pröbst, F; Seidel, W

Published Date

  • June 15, 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 345 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 367 - 378

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0168-9002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0168-9002(94)91015-4

Citation Source

  • Scopus