Low-temperature calorimeters based on a readout via Transition Edge Sensors (TESs) and operated below 100mK are well suited for rare event searches with outstanding resolution and low thresholds. We present first experimental results from two detector prototypes using a novel design of the thermometer coupling denoted remoTES, which further extends the applicability of the TES technology by including a wider class of potential absorber materials. In particular, this design facilitates the use of materials whose physical and chemical properties, as e.g. hygroscopicity, low hardness and low melting point, prevent the direct fabrication of the TES onto their surface. This is especially relevant in the context of the COSINUS experiment (Cryogenic Observatory for SIgnals seen in Next-Generation Underground Searches), where sodium iodide (NaI) is used as absorber material. With two remoTES detector prototypes operated in an above-ground R&D facility, we achieve baseline energy resolutions of σ=87.8eV for a 2.33g silicon absorber and σ=193.5eV for a 2.27g α-TeO2 absorber, respectively. RemoTES calorimeters offer – besides the wider choice of absorber materials – a simpler production process combined with a higher reproducibility for large detector arrays. © 2022 Elsevier B.V.

First measurements of remoTES cryogenic calorimeters: Easy-to-fabricate particle detectors for a wide choice of target materials

N. Di Marco;F. Ferroni;L. Pagnanini;
2023-01-01

Abstract

Low-temperature calorimeters based on a readout via Transition Edge Sensors (TESs) and operated below 100mK are well suited for rare event searches with outstanding resolution and low thresholds. We present first experimental results from two detector prototypes using a novel design of the thermometer coupling denoted remoTES, which further extends the applicability of the TES technology by including a wider class of potential absorber materials. In particular, this design facilitates the use of materials whose physical and chemical properties, as e.g. hygroscopicity, low hardness and low melting point, prevent the direct fabrication of the TES onto their surface. This is especially relevant in the context of the COSINUS experiment (Cryogenic Observatory for SIgnals seen in Next-Generation Underground Searches), where sodium iodide (NaI) is used as absorber material. With two remoTES detector prototypes operated in an above-ground R&D facility, we achieve baseline energy resolutions of σ=87.8eV for a 2.33g silicon absorber and σ=193.5eV for a 2.27g α-TeO2 absorber, respectively. RemoTES calorimeters offer – besides the wider choice of absorber materials – a simpler production process combined with a higher reproducibility for large detector arrays. © 2022 Elsevier B.V.
2023
Cryogenics Detectors, TES Phonons, Dark matter, Rare event search
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