Optimizing transition edge sensors for high-resolution x-ray spectroscopy

Tarek Saab*, Simon R. Bandler, Kevin Boyce, James A. Chervenak, Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano, Naoko Iyomoto, Richard L. Kelley, Caroline A. Kilbourne, Frederick S. Porter, John E. Sadleir

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Abstract

Transition Edge Sensors (TES) have found applications as astronomical detectors ranging from the microwave to the gamma ray energy bands. Each energy band, however, imposes a different set of requirements on the TES such as energy and timing resolution, focal plane coverage, and the mechanisms by which the signal is coupled to the detector. This paper focuses on the development of TESs optimized for the 0.1-10 keV energy range at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Such detectors are suitable candidates for some of the upcoming X-ray observatories such as NeXT and Constellation-X. Ongoing efforts at producing, characterizing, and modeling such devices, as well as the latest results, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS
Subtitle of host publication24th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics - LT24
Pages1605-1608
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventLOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS: 24th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics - LT24 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2006Oct 17 2006

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume850
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherLOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS: 24th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics - LT24
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period8/10/0610/17/06

Keywords

  • Microcalorimeter
  • Noise
  • Spectroscopy
  • TES
  • X-ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Saab, T., Bandler, S. R., Boyce, K., Chervenak, J. A., Figueroa-Feliciano, E., Iyomoto, N., Kelley, R. L., Kilbourne, C. A., Porter, F. S., & Sadleir, J. E. (2006). Optimizing transition edge sensors for high-resolution x-ray spectroscopy. In LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS: 24th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics - LT24 (pp. 1605-1608). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 850). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2355321