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Charge collection and electrode structures in ionization and phonon based dark matter detectors

Shutt, T. and Kesden, M. and Golwala, S. and Emes, J. and Hellmig, J. and Sadoulet, B. and Young, B. A. (2002) Charge collection and electrode structures in ionization and phonon based dark matter detectors. In: International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors, 9th, Madison, Wisconsin (USA), 22-27 July 2001. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.605. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 513-516. ISBN 0-7354-0049-0.

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We report on progress in our understanding of the physics of of implanted contacts, amorphous layer structures and Schottky contacts on detectors based on the simultaneous ionization and phonon based at 20 mK. Loss of charge for events near the contacts limits the capabilities of these detectors for detecting dark matter, an effect which is minimized by use of amorphous blocking layers.

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Additional Information:© 2002 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: February 5, 2002. The experimental aspects of this work were supported by the Center for Particle Astrophysics, a NSF Science and Technology Center operated by the University of California, Berkeley, under Cooperative Agreement No. AST-91-20005, by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. PHY-9722414, and by the Department of Energy under contracts DE-AC03-76SF00098, DE-FG03-90ER40569, and DE-FG03-91ER40618.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC03-76SF00098
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-90ER40569
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-91ER40618
Subject Keywords:germanium radiation detectors, electrical contacts, Schottky barriers, electrodes, astronomical instruments, low-temperature techniques, electric properties, band structure, phonons, dark matter, hypothetical particles
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