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Development of a High Resolution Superconducting Detector for keV Radiation at SIN

  • D. Twerenbold
  • A. Zehnder
  • V. Zacek
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 23)

Abstract

Since the resolution of a detector is limited by the statistics of the number of produced free charge carriers, a detector with a small minimal ionization energy per free charge is most favorable. The thousand times smaller gap of a superconductor (order of meV) compared to a semiconductor detector (Δeff(Si) = 2.94 eV, Δeff(Ge) = 3.6 eV)1 offers the possibility for particle detectors with an improved energy resolution2, 3, 4.

Keywords

Semiconductor Detector Tunneling Rate Tunneling Time Pulse Height Spectrum Superconducting Tunneling Junction 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Twerenbold
    • 1
  • A. Zehnder
    • 1
  • V. Zacek
    • 2
  1. 1.Schweizerisches Institut fuer Nuklearforschung (SIN)VilligenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Technische Universitaet MuenchenGarchingFederal Republic of Germany

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