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Position Dependence in the CDMS II ZIP Detectors

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Author(s)

V. Madic, W. Rau, D. S. Akerib, P. Brink, B. Cabrera, J. P. Castle, Fengbo Hang, M. B. Crisler, D. Driscoll, J. Emes, R. J. Gaitskell, J. Hellmig, Martin Huber, S. Kamat, John M. Martinis, P. Meunier, T. A. Perera, M. Perillo-Issac, T. Saab, B. Sadoulet, R. W. Schnee, D. N. Seitz, G. Wang, B. A. Young

Abstract

The Ge and Si detectors developed by the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) II experiment rely on the simultaneous detection of athermal phonons and ionization produced by interactions in the crystal. The athermal phonons provide both the total energy deposited in an interaction and information about the position of the interaction. We describe extracting this information from the pulse shapes in the four phonon sensors. We present the result of measurements made on a Si detector from the first CDMS II production batch. We also investigate ways of using the event position information to extract further information about the phonon signal.
Proceedings Title
Proc., 9th Intl Wkshp on Low Temp. Detectors
Conference Dates
July 22-29, 2001
Conference Location
Madison, WI, USA

Keywords

athermal phonons, cryogenic dark matter, Si detector

Citation

Madic, V. , Rau, W. , Akerib, D. , Brink, P. , Cabrera, B. , Castle, J. , Hang, F. , Crisler, M. , Driscoll, D. , Emes, J. , Gaitskell, R. , Hellmig, J. , Huber, M. , Kamat, S. , Martinis, J. , Meunier, P. , Perera, T. , Perillo-Issac, M. , Saab, T. , Sadoulet, B. , Schnee, R. , Seitz, D. , Wang, G. and Young, B. (2002), Position Dependence in the CDMS II ZIP Detectors, Proc., 9th Intl Wkshp on Low Temp. Detectors, Madison, WI, USA (Accessed August 14, 2022)
Created December 31, 2001, Updated October 12, 2021