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Publication Citation: Development of Arrays of TES X-ray Detectors

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Author(s): Steven Deiker; J. A. Chervenak; Gene C. Hilton; Martin Huber; Kent D. Irwin; John M. Martinis; Sae Woo Nam; David A. Wollman;
Title: Development of Arrays of TES X-ray Detectors
Published: December 01, 2000
Abstract: Both the x-ray astrophysics and microanalysis communities have a need for large format arrays of high-spectral-resolution x-ray detectors. To meet this need, we are transferring our successful single pixel Transition Edge Sensor (TES) x-ray microcalorimeter design into a multi-pixel array. We will use SQUID multiplexing technology initially developed for our IR bolometer arrays to reduce the wiring to the cold stage of our cryostat. Room temperature digital feedback electronics have been developed to simplify to 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.
Conference: X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI
Proceedings: Proc. Intl. Soc. for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
Volume: 4140
Pages: pp. 360 - 366
Location: San Diego, CA
Dates: August 3, 2000
Keywords: cryogenic detectors,detector arrays,microanalysis,microcalorimeters,transition edge sensors,x-ray astronomy
Research Areas: Nanoelectronics and Nanoscale Electronics