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Title: Modelling a Transition-Edge Sensor X-Ray Microcalorimeter Linear Array for Compton Profile Measurements and Energy Dispersive Diffraction

Abstract

Transition-edge sensors (TES) are a type of superconducting detector that offers high energy resolution based on their sharp resistance-temperature feature in the superconducting-to-normal transition. TES X-ray microcalorimeters have typically been designed and used for spectroscopic applications. In this work, we present a design optimization for a TES X-ray microcalorimeter array for high-energy scattering and diffraction measurements. Specifically, Compton scattering provides information about the electron momentum distribution, while energy dispersive diffraction provides structural information about dense engineering materials. Compton scattering and energy dispersive diffraction experiments must be conducted in the very hard X-ray regime (~100 keV), demanding a high X-ray stopping power in the detector; therefore, an absorber with a large heat capacity is needed in conjunction with the TES. In addition, both applications would benefit from an array composed of parallel strips. We propose a design for a TES X-ray microcalorimeter optimized for such applications. In particular, we model the longitudinal position dependence due to the finite thermal diffusion time in the absorber.

Authors:
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  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States); Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Scientific User Facilities Division
OSTI Identifier:
1510722
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 29; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1051-8223
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; Compton scattering; energy dispersive diffraction; position dependence; transition-edge sensors

Citation Formats

Yan, Daikang, Gades, Lisa M., Guruswamy, Tejas, Patel, Umeshkumar M., Quaranta, Orlando, and Miceli, Antonino. Modelling a Transition-Edge Sensor X-Ray Microcalorimeter Linear Array for Compton Profile Measurements and Energy Dispersive Diffraction. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1109/TASC.2019.2906255.
Yan, Daikang, Gades, Lisa M., Guruswamy, Tejas, Patel, Umeshkumar M., Quaranta, Orlando, & Miceli, Antonino. Modelling a Transition-Edge Sensor X-Ray Microcalorimeter Linear Array for Compton Profile Measurements and Energy Dispersive Diffraction. United States. doi:10.1109/TASC.2019.2906255.
Yan, Daikang, Gades, Lisa M., Guruswamy, Tejas, Patel, Umeshkumar M., Quaranta, Orlando, and Miceli, Antonino. Fri . "Modelling a Transition-Edge Sensor X-Ray Microcalorimeter Linear Array for Compton Profile Measurements and Energy Dispersive Diffraction". United States. doi:10.1109/TASC.2019.2906255.
@article{osti_1510722,
title = {Modelling a Transition-Edge Sensor X-Ray Microcalorimeter Linear Array for Compton Profile Measurements and Energy Dispersive Diffraction},
author = {Yan, Daikang and Gades, Lisa M. and Guruswamy, Tejas and Patel, Umeshkumar M. and Quaranta, Orlando and Miceli, Antonino},
abstractNote = {Transition-edge sensors (TES) are a type of superconducting detector that offers high energy resolution based on their sharp resistance-temperature feature in the superconducting-to-normal transition. TES X-ray microcalorimeters have typically been designed and used for spectroscopic applications. In this work, we present a design optimization for a TES X-ray microcalorimeter array for high-energy scattering and diffraction measurements. Specifically, Compton scattering provides information about the electron momentum distribution, while energy dispersive diffraction provides structural information about dense engineering materials. Compton scattering and energy dispersive diffraction experiments must be conducted in the very hard X-ray regime (~100 keV), demanding a high X-ray stopping power in the detector; therefore, an absorber with a large heat capacity is needed in conjunction with the TES. In addition, both applications would benefit from an array composed of parallel strips. We propose a design for a TES X-ray microcalorimeter optimized for such applications. In particular, we model the longitudinal position dependence due to the finite thermal diffusion time in the absorber.},
doi = {10.1109/TASC.2019.2906255},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity},
number = 5,
volume = 29,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
}

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