SLAPS: Superconducting Large Area Phonon Sensors
We are investigating the use of thin film superconductors with NTD Ge thermistors for collecting phonons over large surface areas (i.e. ≈ few cm2). The SLAPS (Superconducting Large Area Phonon Sensors) technique provides a simple, yet efficient means to increase detector sensitivity to athermal phonons. This increased sensitivity results from the use of novel quasiparticle trapping schemes. Our goal is to incorporate SLAPS technology into the design of cryogenic detectors currently under development for WIMP dark matter and neutrino experiments .
Phonon Scattering in Condensed Matter VII
Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences
Robert O. Pohl
Grannan S.M., Labov S.E., Lange A.E., Sadoulet B., Young B.A., Emes J. (1993) SLAPS: Superconducting Large Area Phonon Sensors. In: Meissner M., Pohl R.O. (eds) Phonon Scattering in Condensed Matter VII. Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences, vol 112. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg