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Potential dark matter detector?: the detection of low energy neutrons by superfluid 3He

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Potential dark matter detector? the detection of low energy neutrons by superfluid 3He. / Bradley, DI; Bunkov, YM; Cousins, DJ; Enrico, MP; Fisher, Shaun; Follows, MR; Guénault, A.M.; Hayes, WM; Pickett, George; Sloan, T.

In: Physical review letters, Vol. 75, No. 10, 04.09.1995, p. 1887-1890.

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Bradley, DI, Bunkov, YM, Cousins, DJ, Enrico, MP, Fisher, S, Follows, MR, Guénault, AM, Hayes, WM, Pickett, G & Sloan, T 1995, 'Potential dark matter detector? the detection of low energy neutrons by superfluid 3He', Physical review letters, vol. 75, no. 10, pp. 1887-1890. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.75.1887

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Bradley, DI., Bunkov, YM., Cousins, DJ., Enrico, MP., Fisher, S., Follows, MR., Guénault, A. M., Hayes, WM., Pickett, G., & Sloan, T. (1995). Potential dark matter detector? the detection of low energy neutrons by superfluid 3He. Physical review letters, 75(10), 1887-1890. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.75.1887

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Bradley DI, Bunkov YM, Cousins DJ, Enrico MP, Fisher S, Follows MR et al. Potential dark matter detector? the detection of low energy neutrons by superfluid 3He. Physical review letters. 1995 Sep 4;75(10):1887-1890. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.75.1887

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Bradley, DI ; Bunkov, YM ; Cousins, DJ ; Enrico, MP ; Fisher, Shaun ; Follows, MR ; Guénault, A.M. ; Hayes, WM ; Pickett, George ; Sloan, T. / Potential dark matter detector? the detection of low energy neutrons by superfluid 3He. In: Physical review letters. 1995 ; Vol. 75, No. 10. pp. 1887-1890.

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abstract = "Using an existing experiment we have demonstrated in a pilot study that superfluid He-3 at 100 mu K can be used as a nuclear recoil detector sensitive to neutron and gamma interactions depositing energies down to a few hundred eV. The deposited energy is converted to He-3 quasiparticles which are detected by their damping effect on a vibrating wire resonator in the liquid. The system can be calibrated independently but a convenient fixed point is provided by the exothermic reaction n + He-3(2) = p + H-3(1) + 764 keV. Given the great potential for improvement we propose that the system might make a sensitive weakly interacting massive particle detector.",
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