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Development of Arrays of TES X-ray Detectors



Steven Deiker, James A. Chervenak, Gene C. Hilton, Martin Huber, Kent D. Irwin, John M. Martinis, Sae Woo Nam, David A. Wollman


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.
Proceedings Title
Proc. Intl. Soc. for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
Conference Dates
August 3, 2000
Conference Location
San Diego, CA, USA
Conference Title
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI


cryogenic detectors, detector arrays, microanalysis, microcalorimeters, transition edge sensors, x-ray astronomy


Deiker, S. , Chervenak, J. , Hilton, G. , Huber, M. , Irwin, K. , Martinis, J. , Nam, S. and Wollman, D. (2000), Development of Arrays of TES X-ray Detectors, Proc. Intl. Soc. for Optical Engineering (SPIE), San Diego, CA, USA (Accessed July 23, 2024)


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Created November 30, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021