Observation of very fast response signals from Pb absorber coupled transition edge sensor gamma-ray microcalorimeter

R. M.T. Damayanthi, M. Ohno, S. Hatakeyama, H. Takahashi, K. Maehata, T. Yasumune, N. Iyomoto

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Abstract

We are developing a gamma-ray microcalorimeter for Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy. Our detector composed of a transition edge sensor (TES) thermometer and an epoxy coupled bulk Pb absorber has been reported an energy resolution of 4.7 keV FWHM at 662 keV with a tens of milliseconds long response time. To enhance the detector properties, we designed a new attachment method in the focus of improving the thermal coupling between the absorber and the TES. In the new design, we created epoxy-posts both on the TES film and on the absorber, and then they were connected together using an epoxy-dot put on the epoxy-post on the absorber. Measured current signal of this epoxy-post TES gamma-ray detector showed an ultra fast response with 80 μs fall time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-33
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume691
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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