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A FS pn-CCD detector for low background applications such as CAST

Lang, Philipp-M. (2010):
A FS pn-CCD detector for low background applications such as CAST.
Darmstadt, TU Darmstadt, [Online-Edition: http://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/3681],
[Master Thesis]

Abstract

In experiments with a very low event rate, background is always a factor to be considered and hopefully to be reduced to get a clear signal. An example of such an experiment is the CAST experiment which searches for axions, possible candidates for dark matter. This thesis gives an overview on the development of a new Framestore pn-CCD detector to fit the requirements of such experiments. General material composition and the working principle of a Graded-Z shielding concept for such a detector are explained. Exemplary simulations of such a shield and first test results for the detector’s vacuum and cooling systems are presented as well.

Item Type: Master Thesis
Erschienen: 2010
Creators: Lang, Philipp-M.
Title: A FS pn-CCD detector for low background applications such as CAST
Language: German
Abstract:

In experiments with a very low event rate, background is always a factor to be considered and hopefully to be reduced to get a clear signal. An example of such an experiment is the CAST experiment which searches for axions, possible candidates for dark matter. This thesis gives an overview on the development of a new Framestore pn-CCD detector to fit the requirements of such experiments. General material composition and the working principle of a Graded-Z shielding concept for such a detector are explained. Exemplary simulations of such a shield and first test results for the detector’s vacuum and cooling systems are presented as well.

Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Uncontrolled Keywords: CAST, IXO, CCD, low backgound, X-ray, Axion, graded-Z shield
Divisions: 05 Department of Physics > Institute of Nuclear Physics
05 Department of Physics
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2013 20:55
Official URL: http://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/3681
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-36811
Referees: Hoffmann, Prof. Dr. DHHH. and Kuster, Dr. Markus
Refereed / Verteidigung / mdl. Prüfung: December 2010
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