Potential of Superconducting Tunnel Junctions as Detectors in Nuclear and Particle Physics
This lecture is devoted to a brief outline of the possibilities offered by superconductivity to the field of radiation detection in different contexts. The idea of investigating such a perspective is quite old and several more or less unsuccessful experiments were reported many years ago. The well developed studies of superconducting tunnel junctions, supported by the high standard technology reached for these devices, may open new possibilities both for energy spectroscopy and for fast detection. Far from being conclusive such a claim requires a great deal of further work and feasibility studies.
KeywordsJosephson Junction Cooper Pair Tunnel Junction Josephson Current Quasi Particle
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