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Development of arrays of TES x-ray detectors
Author(s): Steven W. Deiker; J. A. Chervenak; Gene C. Hilton; Martin E. Huber; Kent D. Irwin; John M. Martinis; Sae Woo Nam; D. A. Wollman
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Paper Abstract

Both the x-ray astrophysics and microanalysis communities need large format arrays of high-spectral-resolution x-ray detectors. To meet this need, we are fabricating multi-pixel arrays of our successful single pixel transition edge sensor (TES) x-ray microcalorimeters. We will adapt SQUID multiplexing technology already in use with our infrared TES bolometer arrays to reduce the wiring and power dissipation at the cold stage of our cryostat. Room temperature digital feedback electronics have also been developed to simplify the read-out of large numbers of pixels, and microfabrication techniques are being explored to enable the fabrication of large, close-packed arrays of TES microcalorimeters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4140, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI, (13 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.409130
Show Author Affiliations
Steven W. Deiker, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
J. A. Chervenak, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Gene C. Hilton, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Martin E. Huber, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Kent D. Irwin, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
John M. Martinis, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Sae Woo Nam, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
D. A. Wollman, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4140:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI
Kathryn A. Flanagan; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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