Spectral broadening by incomplete thermalization of the energy in X-ray microcalorimeters with superconducting absorber and NTD-Ge thermal sensor

Marco Barbera, Silver, Perinati, Collura, Serio, Barbera

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Abstract

We present a model of the response of a cryogenic microcalorimeter with superconducting absorber and phonon sensitive thermal sensor to the absorption of X-ray photons. The model is based on the main microscopic processes responsible for the thermalization of the deposited energy. We use a system of rate equations to describe the energy downconversion in the superconductor and transport to the thermal sensor. The model is a tool to investigate the thermalization efficiency with respect to the device characteristics (i.e. absorber material, geometry), in order to optimize the performances of these detectors. As a first case study, we report results of simulations for a microcalorimeter with superconducting Sn absorber and neutron transmutation doped (NTD) Ge thermistor, where the experimentally measured spectral resolution is still a factor B3 worse than the limit predicted by the macroscopic formula.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)459-466
Numero di pagine8
RivistaNUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
Volume531, Issue 3
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2004

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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