8 October 1992 X-ray detection with an Nb-based junction and investigation of series-junction detectors
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Two topics on our recent investigations into superconducting tunnel junction (STJ) detectors are discussed: the single Nb/Al-AlOx/Al/Nb junction for high-resolution x-ray detection and the series-connected superconducting tunnel junction detectors (SCSDs) with high detection efficiency. Using a single Nb/Al-AlOx/Al/Nb junction with rather large area of 178 X 178 micrometers 2, we obtained a high energy resolution of 88 eV for 5.9-keV x- rays. The signal-to-noise ratio of the SCSD is discussed from a simple theoretical formulation of electronics, showing that the series-connected STJs can be developed as a nuclear radiation detector both with high energy resolution and high efficiency. Recent experimental results of our SCSD are also given in this paper.
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Masahiko Kurakado, Masahiko Kurakado, Toru Takahashi, Toru Takahashi, Atsuki Matsumura, Atsuki Matsumura, Shin Ito, Shin Ito, Rintaro Katano, Rintaro Katano, Yasuhito Isozumi, Yasuhito Isozumi, "X-ray detection with an Nb-based junction and investigation of series-junction detectors", Proc. SPIE 1743, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy III, (8 October 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130696; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.130696


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