Irina Bavykina

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The CRESST experiment monitors 300 g CaWO4 crystals as targets for particle interactions in an ultra low background environment. In this paper, we analyze the background spectra that are recorded by three detectors over many weeks of data taking. Understanding these spectra is mandatory if one wants to further reduce the background level, and allows us to(More)
Amaranth flour--a product of amaranth seeds processing--is a valuable industrial raw material that has an unique chemical composition and may be used for nutrition of people suffering from intolerance to traditional cereals protein, including celiac disease patients. The research aim was to study the composition of amaranth flour of two types compared with(More)
This work reports on the development of the first phonon detectors based on CaMoO4 and ZnWO4 scintillating crystals for the CRESST-II experiment. In particular, a novel technique for the production of the ZnWO4 phonon detector with a separate thermometer carrier was investigated. The influence of the thermal and mechanical treatment on the scintillation(More)
The Cryogenic Rare Event Search with Superconducting Thermometers Phase II (CRESST-II) at the L.N.G.S in Italy is searching for Dark Matter using low-temperature calorimeters. These detectors allow to discriminate di erent particles by simultaneous measurement of phonons and scintillation light. The sensors used consist of superconducting tungsten thinlm(More)
A high light yield at low temperatures is one of the key criteria in the choice of scintillating target crystals for the CRESST-II dark matter search. We perform a feasibility study on ZnWO<sub>4</sub> crystals as scintillating targets for the CRESST-II experiment. The light yield and the quenching factors of at mK temperatures are given for the first time.
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