Journal of Superconductivity

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 255–258 | Cite as

Hotspot propagation in superconductive strip detectors

  • Yaroslav M. Blanter
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Abstract

Hotspots formed in superconductive strips due to interaction with particles are considered. The superconductive strip detector is considered in terms of a model of one-dimensional superconductor. D.C. electric current flowing through a film leads to Joule heating of the normal phase and causes either expansion or collapse of the hotspot. It is shown that the energy of a particle can be obtained by measuring the length of the expanding hotspot.

Key words

Superconducting radiation detection strips 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yaroslav M. Blanter
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  1. 1.Moscow Institute of Steel and AlloysMoscowRussia

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