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Title: 14-pixel, multiplexed array of gamma-ray microcalorimeters with 47 eV energy resolution at 103 keV

Abstract

The authors present a prototype for a high-energy-resolution, high-count-rate, gamma-ray spectrometer intended for nuclear forensics and international nuclear safeguards. The prototype spectrometer is an array of 14 transition-edge-sensor microcalorimeters with an average energy resolution of 47 eV (full width at half maximum) at 103 keV. The resolution of the best pixel is 25 eV. A cryogenic, time-division multiplexer reads out the array. Several important topics related to microcalorimeter arrays are discussed, including cross-talk, the uniformity of detector bias conditions, fabrication of the arrays, and the multiplexed readout. The measurements and calculations demonstrate that a kilopixel array of high-resolution microcalorimeters is feasible.

Authors:
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  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, 325 Broadway, MC 817.03, Boulder, Colorado 80305 (United States)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20971919
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 90; Journal Issue: 19; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2738371; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CALORIMETERS; CALORIMETRY; COUNTING RATES; CRYOGENICS; ENERGY RESOLUTION; EV RANGE 10-100; GAMMA RADIATION; GAMMA SPECTROMETERS; KEV RANGE 10-100; MULTIPLEXERS; POSITION SENSITIVE DETECTORS; READOUT SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Doriese, W. B., Ullom, J. N., Beall, J. A., Duncan, W. D., Ferreira, L., Hilton, G. C., Horansky, R. D., Irwin, K. D., Mates, J. A. B., Reintsema, C. D., Vale, L. R., Xu, Y., Zink, B. L., Rabin, M. W., Hoover, A. S., Rudy, C. R., Vo, D. T., and Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545. 14-pixel, multiplexed array of gamma-ray microcalorimeters with 47 eV energy resolution at 103 keV. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2738371.
Doriese, W. B., Ullom, J. N., Beall, J. A., Duncan, W. D., Ferreira, L., Hilton, G. C., Horansky, R. D., Irwin, K. D., Mates, J. A. B., Reintsema, C. D., Vale, L. R., Xu, Y., Zink, B. L., Rabin, M. W., Hoover, A. S., Rudy, C. R., Vo, D. T., & Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545. 14-pixel, multiplexed array of gamma-ray microcalorimeters with 47 eV energy resolution at 103 keV. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2738371.
Doriese, W. B., Ullom, J. N., Beall, J. A., Duncan, W. D., Ferreira, L., Hilton, G. C., Horansky, R. D., Irwin, K. D., Mates, J. A. B., Reintsema, C. D., Vale, L. R., Xu, Y., Zink, B. L., Rabin, M. W., Hoover, A. S., Rudy, C. R., Vo, D. T., and Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545. Mon . "14-pixel, multiplexed array of gamma-ray microcalorimeters with 47 eV energy resolution at 103 keV". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2738371.
@article{osti_20971919,
title = {14-pixel, multiplexed array of gamma-ray microcalorimeters with 47 eV energy resolution at 103 keV},
author = {Doriese, W. B. and Ullom, J. N. and Beall, J. A. and Duncan, W. D. and Ferreira, L. and Hilton, G. C. and Horansky, R. D. and Irwin, K. D. and Mates, J. A. B. and Reintsema, C. D. and Vale, L. R. and Xu, Y. and Zink, B. L. and Rabin, M. W. and Hoover, A. S. and Rudy, C. R. and Vo, D. T. and Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545},
abstractNote = {The authors present a prototype for a high-energy-resolution, high-count-rate, gamma-ray spectrometer intended for nuclear forensics and international nuclear safeguards. The prototype spectrometer is an array of 14 transition-edge-sensor microcalorimeters with an average energy resolution of 47 eV (full width at half maximum) at 103 keV. The resolution of the best pixel is 25 eV. A cryogenic, time-division multiplexer reads out the array. Several important topics related to microcalorimeter arrays are discussed, including cross-talk, the uniformity of detector bias conditions, fabrication of the arrays, and the multiplexed readout. The measurements and calculations demonstrate that a kilopixel array of high-resolution microcalorimeters is feasible.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2738371},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 19,
volume = 90,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon May 07 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Mon May 07 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}