Massive cryogenic particle detectors with low energy threshold

M. Sisti, O. Meier, M. Bühler, S. Cooper, V. Jörgens, M. Loidl, U. Nagel, F. Pröbst, W. Seidel, A. Stolovits, L. Stodolsky, S. Uchaikin, L. Zerle

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We have developed massive cryogenic particle detectors to be used in the CRESST dark matter search. Each detector is made of a sapphire crystal and a tungsten superconducting phase transition thermometer. In this paper, we report on the results obtained with four 262 g detectors, which show energy thresholds as low as 350 eV and good energy resolution at low energies. The shape of the experimental pulses, the linearity of the detector response and the energy dependence of the resolution are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-508
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2001


  • Cryogenic particle detectors
  • Dark matter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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