A massive bolometer with a 760 g TeO2 crystal as energy absorber, the largest employed underground, has been realized and operated in the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory for gamma- and alpha-ray spectroscopy. A new system of mechanical suspensions was implemented to reduce vibration and thermal noise, and special care was put to the read-out electronics. As a consequence the FWHM resolution for high-energy gamma-rays became comparable to that of Germanium diodes. The 4.2 keV average FWHM resolution for the 5407 keV line is the best ever obtained for alpha particles with any type of detector. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

A massive thermal detector for alpha and gamma spectroscopy

Coccia E;
2000

Abstract

A massive bolometer with a 760 g TeO2 crystal as energy absorber, the largest employed underground, has been realized and operated in the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory for gamma- and alpha-ray spectroscopy. A new system of mechanical suspensions was implemented to reduce vibration and thermal noise, and special care was put to the read-out electronics. As a consequence the FWHM resolution for high-energy gamma-rays became comparable to that of Germanium diodes. The 4.2 keV average FWHM resolution for the 5407 keV line is the best ever obtained for alpha particles with any type of detector. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Gamma spectroscopy; Alpha spectroscopy; Cryogenic detectors
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