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A single stage adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator for testing x-ray microcalorimeters
Author(s): Marco Barbera; Maria Antonella Artale; Roberto Candia; Alfonso Collura; Gaspare Di Cicca; Emanuele Perinati; Manlio Serio; Salvatore Serio; Salvatore Varisco; Eric Silver; Simon R. Bandler
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Paper Abstract

A single stage Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerator (ADR), has been set-up at the X-ray Astronomy Calibration and Testing (XACT) facility of INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo G.S. Vaiana, for the development and testing of cryogenic X-ray detectors for laboratory and astrophysical applications. The ADR allows to cool detectors at temperatures below 40 mK and to maintain them at constant operating temperature for many hours. We describe the design and construction of the ADR and present test results and performances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2004
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 5501, High-Energy Detectors in Astronomy, (29 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.553123
Show Author Affiliations
Marco Barbera, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo/INAF (Italy)
Maria Antonella Artale, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo/INAF (Italy)
Roberto Candia, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo/INAF (Italy)
Alfonso Collura, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica/Palermo, INAF (Italy)
Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo/INAF (Italy)
Gaspare Di Cicca, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo/INAF (Italy)
Emanuele Perinati, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo/INAF (Italy)
Manlio Serio, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo/INAF (Italy)
Salvatore Serio, Univ. degli Studi di Palermo (United States)
Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo/INAF (Italy)
Salvatore Varisco, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo/INAF (Italy)
Eric Silver, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Simon R. Bandler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5501:
High-Energy Detectors in Astronomy
Andrew D. Holland, Editor(s)

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