Accession Number:

ADA517246

Title:

P-Type Point Contact Germanium Detectors for Low-Level Counting

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

PHDS RAYMOND WA

Report Date:

2008-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Germanium detector arrays are needed for low-level counting facilities. The applications in such user facilities include the characterization of low-level radioactive samples. In addition, the same detector arrays can perform important fundamental physics measurements, including the search for rare-events like neutrino-less double-beta decay. Recently, relatively large detectors approximately 700 g having relatively small approximately few mm p contacts are being investigated as a possible detector basis for these detector arrays. A detector having a small, relatively low capacitance, p contact has been fabricated as a demonstration. The development and properties of the detector system are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE