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Paul Szypryt (Assoc)

Paul Szypryt is a research physicist within the NIST Quantum Sensors Group. He joined NIST as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in 2017 and was awarded the NASA Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship (RTF) in 2022. Early in his career at NIST, he developed transition-edge sensor (TES) based x-ray instrumentation for the NIST electron beam ion trap (EBIT) and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) Beamline 13-3, producing results in diverse areas of research such as quantum electrodynamics, laboratory astrophysics, and high temperature superconductivity. Additionally, as part of the IARPA Rapid Analysis of Various Emerging Nanoelectronics (RAVEN), he helped to develop a novel tomography tool to three-dimensionally map integrated circuits with nanoscale features. As part of this effort, he led the development of a 3,000-pixel TES x-ray spectrometer, the largest superconducting spectrometer ever built. More recently, his research have focused on utilizing superconducting resonators in support of precision measurements. This includes using thermal kinetic inductance detectors (TKIDs) for charged particle detection and the novel kinetic inductance current sensor for TES readout. Potential applications here include nuclear physics, quantum information science, and exoplanet atmosphere spectroscopy.

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Nanoscale Three-Dimensional Imaging of Integrated Circuits Using a Scanning Electron Microscope and Transition-Edge Sensor Spectrometer

Nathan Nakamura, Paul Szypryt, Amber Dagel, Bradley Alpert, Douglas Bennett, W.Bertrand (Randy) Doriese, Malcolm Durkin, Joseph Fowler, Dylan Fox, Johnathon Gard, Ryan Goodner, James Zachariah Harris, Gene C. Hilton, Edward Jimenez, Burke Kernen, Kurt Larson, Zachary H. Levine, Daniel McArthur, Kelsey Morgan, Galen O'Neil, Christine Pappas, Carl D. Reintsema, Dan Schmidt, Peter Schulz, Daniel Swetz, Kyle Thompson, Joel Ullom, Leila R. Vale, Courtenay Vaughan, Christopher Walker, Joel Weber, Jason Wheeler
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A tabletop x-ray tomography instrument for nanometer-scale imaging: demonstration of the 1,000-element transition-edge sensor subarray

Paul Szypryt, Nathan J. Nakamura, Dan Becker, Douglas Bennett, Amber L. Dagel, W.Bertrand (Randy) Doriese, Joseph Fowler, Johnathon Gard, J. Zachariah Harris, Gene C. Hilton, Jozsef Imrek, Edward S. Jimenez, Kurt W. Larson, Zachary H. Levine, John Mates, Daniel McArthur, Luis Miaja Avila, Kelsey Morgan, Galen O'Neil, Nathan Ortiz, Christine G. Pappas, Dan Schmidt, Kyle R. Thompson, Joel Ullom, Leila R. Vale, Michael Vissers, Christopher Walker, Joel Weber, Abigail Wessels, Jason W. Wheeler, Daniel Swetz
We report on the 1,000-element transition-edge sensor (TES) x-ray spectrometer implementation of the TOMographic Circuit Analysis Tool (TOMCAT). TOMCAT combines
Created October 16, 2019, Updated October 11, 2023