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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 L. Brink, B. Cabrera, J. P. Castle, C S. Chang, M. B. Crisler, D Driscoll, J Emes, R. J. Gaitskell, J. Hellmig, M E. Huber, J M. Martinis, P. Meunier, T. A. Perera, M C. Perillo Isaac, T. Saab, B. Sadoulet, R. W. Schnee, D N. Seltz, G Z. Wang, B C. Young

Abstract

The Ge and Si detectors developed by the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) 11 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 the 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
9th International Workshop on Low Temperature Superconductors
Conference Dates
July 22-29, 2001
Conference Title
International Workshop on Low Temperature Superconductors

Keywords

athermal phonons, cryogenic dark matter, Si detector

Citation

Madic, V. , Rau, W. , Akerib, D. , Brink, P. , Cabrera, B. , Castle, J. , Chang, C. , Crisler, M. , Driscoll, D. , Emes, J. , Gaitskell, R. , Hellmig, J. , Huber, M. , Martinis, J. , Meunier, P. , Perera, T. , Perillo, M. , Saab, T. , Sadoulet, B. , Schnee, R. , Seltz, D. , Wang, G. and Young, B. (2002), Position Dependence in the CDMS II Zip Detectors, 9th International Workshop on Low Temperature Superconductors (Accessed May 21, 2024)

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Created January 1, 2002, Updated February 17, 2017