Support for Daikang Yan

Project: Research project

Project Details


Daikang Yan, on the behalf of Northwestern University, will be working on superconducting detector development for x-ray microscopy applications. This work helps position the APS as a leader in developing high-resolution detectors for spectroscopic applications at the APS, in particular for microscopy applications. She will work closely with Antonino Miceli, Orlando Quaranta, and Tim Madden. Daikang will continue to characterizes the NIST microwave SQUID multiplexer chip with TES array. She will develop the software to extract x-ray energy histograms from the TES arrays. In particular, she will perform a full characterization of a TES array which will contain evaporated and electroplate Bismuth absorbers. We expect a publication to result from this work. Daikang will also visit our collaborators at NIST-Boulder for up to 2 months to perform and learn their measurement methods. Finally, Daikang will attend the Low Temperature Detector Conference in Japan in July 2017 and will present her results. This is part of a collaboration with SLAC and NIST to develop the microwave multiplexed TES arrays for x-ray light sources. Finally, she will provide quarterly summaries of her progress.
Effective start/end date1/1/179/30/18


  • UChicago Argonne, LLC, Argonne National Laboratory (3J-30081-0062A // 3J-30081)
  • Department of Energy (3J-30081-0062A // 3J-30081)


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