Jul 22 – 27, 2018
MacMillian
US/Eastern timezone

Understanding eV-threshold calorimeters for SuperCDMS

Jul 25, 2018, 8:30 AM
25m
117 (MacMillian)

117

MacMillian

Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Talk Direct Detection 3.1 Plenary

Speaker

Alan Robinson (Université de Montréal)

Description

The state of nuclear recoil calibrations in germanium and silicon at and below 500 eV and plans for SuperCDMS will be discussed. New calibrations, and novel methods of calibration, at the ultra-low thresholds acheivable by SuperCDMS are required. Traditional calibrations using the scattering of fast neutrons will be supplemented by calibrations studying the Thompson scattering of high-energy photons and the recoils from photon emission during thermal neutron capture.

Primary author

Alan Robinson (Université de Montréal)

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