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The detection of low energy neutrons and gamma-rays by superfluid He-3, a potential dark matter detector. / Bradley, D.I.; Follows, MR; Hayes, WM et al.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 370, No. 1, 11.02.1996, p. 141-143.

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Bradley, DI, Follows, MR, Hayes, WM & Sloan, T 1996, 'The detection of low energy neutrons and gamma-rays by superfluid He-3, a potential dark matter detector', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 370, no. 1, pp. 141-143. https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-9002(95)01066-1

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Bradley, D. I., Follows, MR., Hayes, WM., & Sloan, T. (1996). The detection of low energy neutrons and gamma-rays by superfluid He-3, a potential dark matter detector. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 370(1), 141-143. https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-9002(95)01066-1

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Bradley DI, Follows MR, Hayes WM, Sloan T. The detection of low energy neutrons and gamma-rays by superfluid He-3, a potential dark matter detector. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 1996 Feb 11;370(1):141-143. doi: 10.1016/0168-9002(95)01066-1

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Bradley, D.I. ; Follows, MR ; Hayes, WM et al. / The detection of low energy neutrons and gamma-rays by superfluid He-3, a potential dark matter detector. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 1996 ; Vol. 370, No. 1. pp. 141-143.

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abstract = "We have demonstrated in a pilot study using an existing experiment that superfluid He-3 at 100 mu K can be used as a nuclear recoil detector sensitive to neutron and gamma-ray interactions depositing energies down to a few hundred eV. The deposited energy is converted to He-3 quasiparticles which are detected by their effect on a vibrating wire resonator in the liquid. The system can be calibrated independently using a second vibrating wire as a heater 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 WIMP detector.",
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