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Dr. rer. nat. Michael Willers

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Experimentelle Astroteilchenphysik
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Lehrveranstaltungen und Termine

Titel und Modulzuordnung
Astro-Particle Physics II
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
VU 4 Oberauer, L.
Mitwirkende: Willers, M.
Mi, 08:00–10:00, PH II 227
sowie Termine in Gruppen

Ausgeschriebene Angebote für Abschlussarbeiten

Dark Matter search with sensitive cryogenic detectors

The CRESST (Cryogenic Rare-Event Search with Superconducting Thermometers) experiment operated at the Gran Sasso underground laboratory employs highly sensitive cryogenic detectors to the search for signals of the elusive dark matter particles in CaWO4 crystals. The energy thresholds of less than 100 eV reached in the current experimental run, CRESST-III Phase 1, are the lowest in the field, making CRESST the most sensitive experiment to light dark matter. Changes in the geometry of the tungsten thin-film thermometer promise still a factor two improvement in energy threshold, which could signicantly boost the physics reach of CRESST-III Phase 2. A Master's student can contribute to the design and prototyping of the new thermometers as well as characterisation of the new CRESST detectors in Munich. Deploying the detectors in the main setup at Gran Sasso could be the culmination of the thesis work.

Within the master thesis you would

  • become acquainted with superconducting transition-edge sensor (TES) technology
  • participate in the clean-room production of the sensors
  • be introduced to the operation of dilution refrigerators as well as cryogenic detector operation and analysis
  • participate in the operation of the main experiment at Gran Sasso

If you are interested, please contact: 

Prof. Stefan Schonert, E15 +49 89 289-12511


Dr. Federica Petricca, MPP +49 89 32354-309

geeignet als
  • Masterarbeit Kern-, Teilchen- und Astrophysik
  • Masterarbeit Applied and Engineering Physics
Themensteller(in): Stefan Schönert
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