Cryogenic micro-calorimeters for beta spectroscopy: A status report

M. M. Lowry, D. Deptuck, I. C. Girit, F. P. Calaprice

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Status of efforts to develop a cryogenic micro-calorimeter as a beta spectrometer for 17 keV neutrino searches is given. Experimental requirements are derived. Using NTD germanium thermometry, adequate detector performance (1.5 keV resolution at a base temperature of 130 mK) is demonstrated. Exploration of source deposition and encapsulation is underway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-414
Number of pages6
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Nov 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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