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100-mK magnetic refrigerators for low background bolometric receivers
Author(s): Andre Clapp; Chris Hagmann; Dominic J. Benford; W. Holmes; Paul L. Richards
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Paper Abstract

This paper provides a brief description of the development of adiabatic demagnetization refrigerators (ADRs) at Berkeley for cooling bolometric infrared detectors. This development was stimulated by the needs of the Multi-Band Imaging Photometer (MIPS) for the NASA Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF). A description will be given of the ways in which classical ADR technology has been developed to provide a compact refrigerator to meet the requirements of this space experiment. Similar refrigerators will be useful in a number of forthcoming space missions for cooling both infrared and X-ray bolometers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1946, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation, (20 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.158723
Show Author Affiliations
Andre Clapp, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Chris Hagmann, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Dominic J. Benford, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
W. Holmes, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Paul L. Richards, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1946:
Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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