Support for Daikang Yan

Project: Research project

Project Details


Daikang Yan, PhD candidate in Applied Physics at 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 and Thomas Cecil. Initially, she will begin to develop an understanding of various superconducting detectors, including calorimeter theory and various thermometer technologies (e.g., MKID, TES, etc). She will develop an understanding of the full signal chain for testing MKIDs in the APS lab and will be able to independent acquire and analyze data. Together with the assistance of Miceli and Cecil, she will define a thesis project. Finally, she will provide quarterly summaries of her progress.
Effective start/end date1/1/1412/31/14


  • UChicago Argonne, LLC, Argonne National Laboratory (3J-30081/3J-30081-0018A)
  • Department of Energy (3J-30081/3J-30081-0018A)


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