Physics and Application of Cryogenic Detectors

Cryogenic detectors are an emerging key technology for research and application. Ultra-high resolution, universal use for matter and radiation, linearity, and high quantum efficiency are very attractive features of such devices for particle detection, metrology, radiation spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. Here will discuss the underlying physics, the different concepts and realisations of such detectors as well as their key applications.


Winter term 2020/2021
Lecturer C. Enss
Time Wed 11:15-13:00

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History of Calorimetric Detection
Types of Cryogenic Detectors
Overview of Applications

Cryogenic Micro Calorimeters - Thermal Detectors

Concept and Theoretical Description
Semiconductor Thermistors
Transition Edge Sensors
Metallic Magnetic Calorimeters

Athermal Detectors

Superconducting Tunnel Junction
Kinetic Inductance Detectors
Superfluid Helium Detectors
Detectors with Massive Absorbers


Atomic and Molecular Physics
Nuclear Physics
Astro-particle Physics
Physics and Application of Cryogenic Detectors
winter term 2020/2021
C. Enss
Link zum LSF
18 participants