Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 93, Issue 3–4, pp 365–375 | Cite as

Prompt phonon signals from particle interactions in Si crystals

  • B. Cabrera
  • B. L. Dougherty
  • A. T. Lee
  • M. J. Penn
  • J. G. Pronko
  • B. A. Young
Phonon And Ionization Detectors


We discuss the prompt (ballistic and quasidiffuse) phonon physics associated with elementary particle interactions within silicon crystals at temperatures below 1 K, and the differences in the ballistic and quasidiffuse phonon production from primary electron recoils versus primary nuclear recoils within these crystals. We then summarize the results from a growing body of direct experimental evidence on prompt phonon signals from particle detectors bombarded with alphas, x-rays, and neutrons.


Silicon Elementary Particle Experimental Evidence Magnetic Material Particle Interaction 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Cabrera
    • 1
  • B. L. Dougherty
    • 1
  • A. T. Lee
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. J. Penn
    • 1
  • J. G. Pronko
    • 1
    • 3
  • B. A. Young
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Lockheed Research and Development DivisionPalo AltoUSA
  4. 4.Center for Particle AstrophysicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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