Development of a superconducting-phase-transition thermometer (SPT) for the application in a time-of-flight mass spectrometer (TOF-MS) for heavy-mass molecules

S. Rutzinger, P. Christ, F. Pröbst, W. Seidel, S. Uchaikin, M. Stark

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We report on a newly developed detector based on a Superconducting-Phase-Transition Thermometer which is used in a Time-of-flight mass spectrometer for heavy molecules. It exhibits a sensitive area of 3.0×3.0 mm2 and a time resolution of approximately 1.1 μs. First measurements with our setup on heavy proteins up to 150,000 amu are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-627
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2004



  • Cryogenic detector
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Phase transition thermometer
  • SPT
  • TOF-MS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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