Active thermal feedback for massive cryogenic detectors

O. Meier, M. Bravin, M. Bruckmayer, P. Di Stefano, T. Frank, M. Loidl, P. Meunier, F. Pröbst, G. Safran, W. Seidel, I. Sergeyev, M. Sisti, L. Stodolsky, S. Uchaikin, L. Zerle

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A method to stabilize cryogenic detectors with superconducting phase transition thermometers in their operating point is presented. Measurements of X-ray lines emitted by an 55Fe X-ray fluorescence source showed an improvement in energy resolution from 230 to 133 eV on the 1.5 keV aluminum line with this technique. Furthermore the required set-up allows to simulate real events by injecting heat pulses into the thermometer and in this way to calibrate the detector and to monitor its long-term stability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-352
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2000
Event8th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors (LTD-8) - Dalfsen, Neth
Duration: 15 Aug 199920 Aug 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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