A Low-Noise Germanium Ionization Spectrometer for Low-Background Science

  title={A Low-Noise Germanium Ionization Spectrometer for Low-Background Science},
  author={Craig E. Aalseth and James F. Colaresi and J. I. Collar and James E. Fast and T. W. Hossbach and John L. Orrell and Cory T. Overman and Bjorn J. Scholz and B. A. VanDevender and K. M. Yocum},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
Recent progress on the development of very low noise high purity germanium ionization spectrometers has produced an instrument of 1.2 kg mass and excellent noise performance. The detector was installed in a low-background cryostat intended for use in a direct detection search for low mass, WIMP dark matter. This transaction reports the thermal characterization of the cryostat, specifications of the newly prepared 1.2 kg p-type point contact germanium detector, and the spectroscopic performance… 
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