Time Evolution of Electric Fields in CDMS Detectors

@article{Leman2012TimeEO,
  title={Time Evolution of Electric Fields in CDMS Detectors},
  author={Steven W. Leman and D. Brandt and Paul L. Brink and Blas Cabrera and Hassan Chagani and Matt Cherry and Priscilla Brooks Cushman and E. do Couto e Silva and T. Doughty and Enectal{\'i} Figueroa-Feliciano and Vuk Mandic and Kevin A. McCarthy and Nader Mirabolfathi and Matthew Pyle and Angela Reisetter and R. W. Resch and Bernard Sadoulet and Bruno Serfass and Kyle M. Sundqvist and Astrid Tomada and Betty A. Young and Jian Zhang},
  journal={Journal of Low Temperature Physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={167},
  pages={1099-1105}
}
The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) utilizes large mass, 3″ diameter×1″ thick target masses as particle detectors. The target is instrumented with both phonon and ionization sensors, the later providing a ∼1 V cm−1 electric field in the detector bulk. Cumulative radiation exposure which creates ∼200×106 electron-hole pairs could be sufficient to produce a comparable reverse field in the detector thereby degrading the ionization channel performance, if it was not shielded by image charges on… 

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