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Publication Citation: Lattice damage in superconducting microcalorimeter detectors

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Author(s): Robert D. Horansky; Joel N. Ullom; Michael W. Rabin;
Title: Lattice damage in superconducting microcalorimeter detectors
Published: June 03, 2013
Abstract: There is currently significant interest in using superconducting detectors for measurement of ion kinetic energies. Unprecedented resolution is possible with an order of magnitude improvement over semiconductors. Superconducting detectors are now able to probe the resolution limitations imposed by structural defects caused by incoming ions. Here we will calculate the expected resolution limits due to ion damage, as well as use the Monte Carlo simulation SRIM to compare results. Finally, comparison to on-going experiments will be made when possible.
Citation: IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume: 23
Issue: 3
Pages: 4 pp.
Keywords: Microcalorimeter; Transition-edge sensor; Lattice defects; Q spectroscopy
Research Areas: Radiation Physics, Physics
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