Advertisement

Springer Nature is making Coronavirus research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Metallic Magnetic Calorimeters for Absolute Activity Measurement

  • 62 Accesses

  • 5 Citations

Abstract

We present a prototype of metallic magnetic calorimeters that we are developing for absolute activity measurements of low energy emitting radionuclides. We give a detailed description of the realization of the prototype, containing an 55Fe source inside the detector absorber. We present the analysis of first data taken with this detector and compare the result of activity measurement with liquid scintillation counting. We also propose some ways for reducing the uncertainty on the activity determination with this new technique.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. 1.

    C. Enss et al., J. Low Temp. Phys. 121, 137–176 (2000)

  2. 2.

    A. Fleischmann, C. Enss, G. Seidel, in Cryogenic Particle Detectors, ed. by C. Enss. Topics Appl. Phys., vol. 99 (Springer, Berlin, 2005), pp. 151–216

  3. 3.

    M. Loidl, E. Leblanc, T. Branger, H. Rotziner, T. Daniyarov, M. Linck, A. Fleischmann, C. Enss, Nucl. Instrum. Methods A 520, 73 (2004)

  4. 4.

    D. McCammon, M. Juda, J. Zhang, R.L. Kelley, S.H. Moseley, A.E. Szymkowiak, IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. 33, 236 (1985)

  5. 5.

    J.E. Sadleir et al., Nucl. Instrum. Methods A 559, 447 (2006)

  6. 6.

    S. Bandler et al., J. Low Temp. Phys., these proceedings

  7. 7.

    H. Rotzinger, M. Linck, A. Burck, M. Rodrigues, M. Loidl, E. Leblanc, L. Gastaldo, A. Fleischmann, C. Enss, J. Low Temp. Phys., these proceedings

  8. 8.

    M. Rodrigues, M. Loidl, E. Leblanc, J. Bouchard, B. Censier, A. Fleischmann, A. Burck, H. Rotzinger, C. Enss, J. Low Temp. Phys., these proceedings

  9. 9.

    J.-P. Porst, C. Höhn, D. Haug, R. Weldle, G.M. Seidel, L. Gastaldo, A. Fleischmann, C. Enss, J. Low Temp. Phys., these proceedings

Download references

Author information

Correspondence to M. Loidl.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Loidl, M., Leblanc, E., Rodrigues, M. et al. Metallic Magnetic Calorimeters for Absolute Activity Measurement. J Low Temp Phys 151, 1055–1060 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10909-008-9793-7

Download citation

PACS

  • 29.40.-n
  • 29.40Vj
  • 06.20.+v