Low temperature detectors of particles.

Author(s) : SADOULET B.


A number of fundamental scientific questions in particle and nuclear physics, astronomy, condensed matter science, and biological research require higher sensitivity and resolution, larger amounts of information, and a wider range of materials than offered by conventional detectors of particles. These needs are driving an intense development of novel low temperature detectors of particles using the small excitation energies available in superconductors (quasiparticles) and insulating crystals (phonons). After reviewing some of the most critical applications, the recent progress made with devices based on superconducting transition, tunnel junctions and semiconductor thermistors is mapped.


  • Original title: Low temperature detectors of particles.
  • Record ID : 1999-0043
  • Languages: English
  • Source: Proceedings of the 21st international conference on low temperature physics.
  • Publication date: 1996
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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