Applications: Matter

Mass spectrometry

  •  Suzuki, K., et al., Superconducting NbN thin-film nanowire detectors for time-of-flight mass spectrometry, 2007.
  • Ohkubo, M., Superconducting detectors for particles from atoms to proteins, Physica C: Superconductivity, 468, 1987 (2008).
  • Suzuki, K., et al., Superconducting NbN Thin-Film Nanowire Detectors for Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry, J. Low Temp. Phys., 151, 766 (2008).
  • Suzuki, K., et al., Ultrafast ion detection by superconducting NbN thin-film nanowire detectors for time-of-flight mass spectrometry, Physica C: Superconductivity, 468, 2001 (2008).
  • Zen, N., et al., Development of Superconducting Strip Line Detectors (SSLDs) for Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometers (TOF-MS), IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 19, 354 (2009).
  • Zen, N., et al., Niobium superconducting strip line detectors (SSLD) for time-of-flight mass spectroscopy (TOF-MS), Physica C: Superconductivity, 469, 1684 (2009).
  • Suzuki, K., et al., Charge-state-derivation ion detection using a super-conducting nanostructure device for mass spectrometry, Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom, 24, 3290 (2010).
  • Suzuki, K., et al., Hot-Spot Detection Model in Superconducting Nano-Stripline Detector for keV Ions, Applied Physics Express, 4, (2011).
  • M. Ohkubo, S.S., M. Ukibe S. Tomita S. Hayakawa, Direct mass analysis of neutral molecules by superconductivity, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 299, 71 (2011).
  • Sclafani, M., et al., Sensitivity of a superconducting nanowire detector for single ions at low energy, Nanotechnology, 23, 065501 (2012).
  • Zen, N., et al., Ion-induced dynamical change of supercurrent flow in superconducting strip iondetectors with parallel configuration, Appl. Phys. Lett., 104, (2014).
  • Zen, N., et al., Biomolecular ion detection using high-temperature superconducting MgB2 strips, Appl. Phys. Lett., 106, (2015).
  • Sano, K., et al., Demonstration of single-flux-quantum readout circuits for time-of-flight mass spectrometry systems using superconducting strip ion detectors, Supercon. Sci. Technol., 28, (2015).

Neutral molecule detection

  • Marksteiner, M., et al., A superconducting NbN detector for neutral nanoparticles, Nanotechnology, 20, 455501 (2009).

Plasmon detection

  • Heeres, R.W., et al., On-chip single plasmon detection, Nano Lett, 10, 661 (2010).

Neutron detection

  • Merlo, V., Superconducting Strips: A Concept in Thermal Neutron Detection, Instruments, 2, (2018).


Direct dark matter detection

  • Hochberg, Y., et al., Detecting Sub-GeV Dark Matter with Superconducting Nanowires, Phys. Rev. Lett., 123, 151802 (2019).

Indirect dark matter detection

  •  Angloher, G., et al., Limits on WIMP dark matter using scintillating CaWO4 cryogenic detectors with active background suppression, Astropart. Phys., 23, 325 (2005).
  • Baryakhtar, M., et al., Axion and hidden photon dark matter detection with multilayer optical haloscopes, Physical Review D, 98, (2018).
  • Angloher, G., et al., Results from 730 kg days of the CRESST-II Dark Matter search, The European Physical Journal C, 72, (2012).
  • Mancuso, M., et al., Searches for Light Dark Matter with the CRESST-III Experiment, J. Low Temp. Phys. 10.1007/s10909-020-02343-3(2020).