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Title: Reproducibility and calibration of MMC-based high-resolution gamma detectors

Here, we describe a prototype γ-ray detector based on a metallic magnetic calorimeter with an energy resolution of 46 eV at 60 keV and a reproducible response function that follows a simple second-order polynomial. The simple detector calibration allows adding high-resolution spectra from different pixels and different cool-downs without loss in energy resolution to determine γ-ray centroids with high accuracy. As an example of an application in nuclear safeguards enabled by such a γ-ray detector, we discuss the non-destructive assay of 242Pu in a mixed-isotope Pu sample.
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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Univ. Heidelberg, Heidelberg (Germany)
  3. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 109; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS calibration; gold; superconducting detectors; magnetic field sensors; superconducting quantum interference devices