Monte Carlo comparisons to a cryogenic dark matter search detector with low transition-edge-sensor transition temperature

S. W. Leman*, K. A. McCarthy, P. L. Brink, B. Cabrera, M. Cherry, E. Silva E Do Couto, E. Figueroa-Feliciano, P. Kim, N. Mirabolfathi, M. Pyle, R. Resch, B. Sadoulet, B. Serfass, K. M. Sundqvist, A. Tomada, B. A. Young

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Abstract

We present results on phonon quasidiffusion and Transition Edge Sensor (TES) studies in a large, 3 inch diameter, 1 inch thick [100] high purity germanium crystal, cooled to 50 mK in the vacuum of a dilution refrigerator, and exposed with 59.5 keV gamma-rays from an Am-241 calibration source. We compare calibration data with results from a Monte Carlo which includes phonon quasidiffusion and the generation of phonons created by charge carriers as they are drifted across the detector by ionization readout channels. The phonon energy is then parsed into TES based phonon readout channels and input into a TES simulator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number094515
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume110
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011

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    Leman, S. W., McCarthy, K. A., Brink, P. L., Cabrera, B., Cherry, M., Do Couto, E. S. E., Figueroa-Feliciano, E., Kim, P., Mirabolfathi, N., Pyle, M., Resch, R., Sadoulet, B., Serfass, B., Sundqvist, K. M., Tomada, A., & Young, B. A. (2011). Monte Carlo comparisons to a cryogenic dark matter search detector with low transition-edge-sensor transition temperature. Journal of Applied Physics, 110(9), [094515]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3658815