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Potential of Superconducting Tunnel Junctions as Detectors in Nuclear and Particle Physics

  • A. Barone
  • S. De Stefano
  • R. Vaglio
  • S. Vitale
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 23)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Josephson Junction Cooper Pair Tunnel Junction Josephson Current Quasi Particle 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Barone
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • S. De Stefano
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • R. Vaglio
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • S. Vitale
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Istituto di CiberneticaCNRArco FeliceItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Fisica, UniversitàNapoliItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di SalernoSalernoItaly
  4. 4.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di GenovaGenovaItaly
  5. 5.Sezione di GenovaINFNItaly

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