Detector fabrication yield for superCDMS Soudan

P. L. Brink, A. J. Anderson, D. Balakishiyeva, D. A. Bauer, J. Beaty, D. Brandt, B. Cabrera, H. Chagani, M. Cherry, J. Cooley, E. Do Couto E Silva, P. Cushman, M. Daal, T. Doughty, E. Figueroa-Feliciano, M. Fritts, G. Godfrey, S. R. Golwala, J. Hall, R. HarrisS. Hertel, B. A. Hines, L. Hsu, M. E. Huber, O. Kamaev, B. Kara, S. A. Kenany, S. W. Leman, R. Mahapatra, V. Mandic, K. A. McCarthy, N. Mirabolfathi, L. Novak, R. Partridge, M. Pyle, H. Qiu, R. Radpour, W. Rau, A. Reisetter, R. Resch, T. Saab, B. Sadoulet, J. Sander, R. Schmitt, R. W. Schnee, S. Scorza, D. N. Seitz, B. Serfass, B. Shank, Anthony N Villano, B. Welliver, J. J. Yen, B. A. Young, J. Zhang

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The SuperCDMS collaboration is presently operating a 9 kg Ge payload at the Soudan Underground Laboratory in their direct search for dark matter. The Ge detectors utilize double-sided athermal phonon sensors with an interdigitated electrode structure (iZIPs) to reject near-surface electron-recoil events. These detectors each have a mass of 0.6 kg and were fabricated with photolithographic techniques. The detector fabrication advances required and the production yield encountered are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-200
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • Cryogenic detectors
  • Dark matter
  • Transition edge sensors

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    Brink, P. L., Anderson, A. J., Balakishiyeva, D., Bauer, D. A., Beaty, J., Brandt, D., Cabrera, B., Chagani, H., Cherry, M., Cooley, J., Do Couto E Silva, E., Cushman, P., Daal, M., Doughty, T., Figueroa-Feliciano, E., Fritts, M., Godfrey, G., Golwala, S. R., Hall, J., ... Zhang, J. (2014). Detector fabrication yield for superCDMS Soudan. Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 176(3-4), 194-200.