A Novel Particle/Photon Detector Based on a Superconducting Proximity Array of Nanodots

Daniele Di Gioacchino, Nicola Poccia*, Martijn Lankhorst, Claudio Gatti, Bruno Buonomo, Luca Foggetta, Augusto Marcelli, Hans Hilgenkamp

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The current frontiers in the investigation of high-energy particles demand for new detection methods. Higher sensitivity to low-energy deposition, high-energy resolution to identify events and improve the background rejection, and large detector masses have to be developed to detect even an individual particle that weakly interacts with ordinary matter. Here, we will describe the concept and the layout of a novel superconducting proximity array which show dynamic vortex Mott insulator to metal transitions, as an ultra-sensitive compact radiation-particle detector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-363
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of superconductivity and novel magnetism
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017



  • Detector
  • Josephson vortex
  • Proximity effects
  • Superconductivity
  • Vortex Mott transitions

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