Study of the dead layer in germanium for the CDMS detectors

V. Mandic, N. Mirabolfathi, P. Meunier, C. L. Chang, L. Baudis, P. L. Brink, M. J. Attisha, J. P F Thompson, R. J. Gaitskell, R. W. Schnee, B. Serfass, R. W. Ogburn, W. Rau, J. Filippini

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We present new measurements on a Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) detector with electron, neutron, and gamma sources. The measurements have been performed to investigate the dead layer of one of the CDMS Z-dependent Ionization Phonon germanium detectors. The dead layer has been studied at both charge electrodes and at different electric field intensities. We also present a method to remove the dependence of athermal phonon measurements on event position.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-174
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Mar 11 2004


  • CDMS
  • Dead layer
  • Massive bolometer

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