Efficient single particle detection with a superconducting nanowire
2012 (English)In: AIP Advances, ISSN 2158-3226, E-ISSN 2158-3226, Vol. 2, no 3, 032124Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Detection of alpha- and beta-particles is of paramount importance in a wide range of applications. Current particle detectors are all macroscopic and have limited time resolution. We demonstrate a nanoscale particle detector with a small detection volume, high detection efficiency, short dead times and low dark count levels. We measure alpha- and beta-particle detection efficiencies close to unity using different sources and also demonstrate blindness towards gamma-rays. Our nanoscale detector offers particle detection measurements with unprecendented spatial resolution.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 2, no 3, 032124
Research subject Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-81838DOI: 10.1063/1.4740074ISI: 000309388800024OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-81838DiVA: diva2:564484