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Title: Development of a Massive, Highly Multiplexible, Phonon-Mediated Particle Detector Using Kinetic Inductance Detectors

Abstract

Here, we present a status update on the development of a phonon-mediated particle detector using kinetic inductance detector (KID). The design is intended for \(\mathscr {O}(1)\) kg substrate, using \(\mathscr {O}(10^{2})\) KIDs on a single readout line, to image the athermal phonon distribution at < 1 mm position resolution and \(\mathscr {O}(10)\) eV energy resolution. The design specification is set by the need to improve position reconstruction fidelity while maintaining low energy threshold for future rare-event searches such as for low-mass dark matter. Furthermore, we report on the design, which shows negligible crosstalk and > 95% inductor current uniformity, using the coplanar waveguide feedline, ground shield, and a new class of KIDs with symmetric coplanar stripline (sCPS) inductor. The multiplexing is designed upon the frequency-geometry relation we develop for the sCPS KIDs. We introduce the fabrications of the Nb RF assessment prototypes and the high phonon collection efficiency Al–Nb devices. We achieve \(\lesssim \) 0.07% frequency displacement on a 80-KID RF assessment prototype, and the result indicates that we may place more than 180 resonances in our 0.4 GHz readout band with minimal frequency misordering. The coupling quality factors are \(\sim \) 10\(^{5}\) as designed. Finally, we update our workmore » in progress in fabricating the \(\mathscr {O}(10^{2})\) KID, bi-material, \(\mathscr {O}(1)\) kg detectors, and the expected position and energy resolutions.« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
  2. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States). Jet Propulsion Lab. (JPL)
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Research Org.:
California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1596121
Grant/Contract Number:  
[SC0013881]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Low Temperature Physics
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 193; Journal Issue: 5-6; Conference: 17. International Workshop on Low-Temperature Detectors, Kurume, Fukuoka (Japan), 17-21 Jul 2017]; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-2291
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; Kinetic Inductance Detector (KID); Athermal phonon; Position reconstruction; Rare-event search; dark matter direct detection

Citation Formats

Chang, Y.Y., Cornell, B., Aralis, T., Bumble, B., and Golwala, S.R. Development of a Massive, Highly Multiplexible, Phonon-Mediated Particle Detector Using Kinetic Inductance Detectors. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1007/s10909-018-1900-9.
Chang, Y.Y., Cornell, B., Aralis, T., Bumble, B., & Golwala, S.R. Development of a Massive, Highly Multiplexible, Phonon-Mediated Particle Detector Using Kinetic Inductance Detectors. United States. doi:10.1007/s10909-018-1900-9.
Chang, Y.Y., Cornell, B., Aralis, T., Bumble, B., and Golwala, S.R. Fri . "Development of a Massive, Highly Multiplexible, Phonon-Mediated Particle Detector Using Kinetic Inductance Detectors". United States. doi:10.1007/s10909-018-1900-9. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1596121.
@article{osti_1596121,
title = {Development of a Massive, Highly Multiplexible, Phonon-Mediated Particle Detector Using Kinetic Inductance Detectors},
author = {Chang, Y.Y. and Cornell, B. and Aralis, T. and Bumble, B. and Golwala, S.R.},
abstractNote = {Here, we present a status update on the development of a phonon-mediated particle detector using kinetic inductance detector (KID). The design is intended for \(\mathscr {O}(1)\) kg substrate, using \(\mathscr {O}(10^{2})\) KIDs on a single readout line, to image the athermal phonon distribution at < 1 mm position resolution and \(\mathscr {O}(10)\) eV energy resolution. The design specification is set by the need to improve position reconstruction fidelity while maintaining low energy threshold for future rare-event searches such as for low-mass dark matter. Furthermore, we report on the design, which shows negligible crosstalk and > 95% inductor current uniformity, using the coplanar waveguide feedline, ground shield, and a new class of KIDs with symmetric coplanar stripline (sCPS) inductor. The multiplexing is designed upon the frequency-geometry relation we develop for the sCPS KIDs. We introduce the fabrications of the Nb RF assessment prototypes and the high phonon collection efficiency Al–Nb devices. We achieve \(\lesssim \) 0.07% frequency displacement on a 80-KID RF assessment prototype, and the result indicates that we may place more than 180 resonances in our 0.4 GHz readout band with minimal frequency misordering. The coupling quality factors are \(\sim \) 10\(^{5}\) as designed. Finally, we update our work in progress in fabricating the \(\mathscr {O}(10^{2})\) KID, bi-material, \(\mathscr {O}(1)\) kg detectors, and the expected position and energy resolutions.},
doi = {10.1007/s10909-018-1900-9},
journal = {Journal of Low Temperature Physics},
number = [5-6],
volume = [193],
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
}

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