Fabrication of superconducting bilayer transition edge thermometers and their application for spaceborne X-ray microcalorimetry

F. M. Finkbeiner*, T. C. Chen, S. Aslam, E. Figueroa-Feliciano, R. L. Kelley, M. Li, D. B. Mott, C. K. Stahle, C. M. Stahle

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Abstract

The transition between normal conduction and superconductivity in superconducting materials can be exploited as a highly sensitive thermometer. Transition temperatures can be tailored through the selection of materials, their component material thicknesses, and the comparative ratios i n cases of more than one material. Two bilayer configurations, Ag/Al and Au/Mo, are examined, including details of preparation, testing, and encountered difficulties. Proposed designs for spaceflight detector applications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2940-2942
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume9
Issue number2 PART 3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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