Detector fabrication yield for superCDMS Soudan

P. L. Brink*, A. J. Anderson, D. Balakishiyeva, D. A. Bauer, J. Beaty, D. Brandt, B. Cabrera, H. Chagani, M. Cherry, J. Cooley, E. Do Couto E Silva, P. Cushman, M. Daal, T. Doughty, E. Figueroa-Feliciano, M. Fritts, G. Godfrey, S. R. Golwala, J. Hall, R. HarrisS. Hertel, B. A. Hines, L. Hsu, M. E. Huber, O. Kamaev, B. Kara, S. A. Kenany, S. W. Leman, R. Mahapatra, V. Mandic, K. A. McCarthy, N. Mirabolfathi, L. Novak, R. Partridge, M. Pyle, H. Qiu, R. Radpour, W. Rau, A. Reisetter, R. Resch, T. Saab, B. Sadoulet, J. Sander, R. Schmitt, R. W. Schnee, S. Scorza, D. N. Seitz, B. Serfass, B. Shank, A. Tomada, A. Villano, B. Welliver, J. J. Yen, B. A. Young, J. Zhang

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The SuperCDMS collaboration is presently operating a 9 kg Ge payload at the Soudan Underground Laboratory in their direct search for dark matter. The Ge detectors utilize double-sided athermal phonon sensors with an interdigitated electrode structure (iZIPs) to reject near-surface electron-recoil events. These detectors each have a mass of 0.6 kg and were fabricated with photolithographic techniques. The detector fabrication advances required and the production yield encountered are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-200
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • Cryogenic detectors
  • Dark matter
  • Transition edge sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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