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Parametric Characterization of TES Detectors Under DC BiasThe X-ray integrated field unit (X-IFU) in European Space Agency's (ESA's) Athena mission will be the first high-resolution X-ray spectrometer in space using a large-format transition-edge sensor microcalorimeter array. Motivated by optimization of detector performance for X-IFU, we have conducted an extensive campaign of parametric characterization on transition-edge sensor (TES) detectors with nominal geometries and physical properties in order to establish sensitivity trends relative to magnetic field, dc bias on detectors, operating temperature, and to improve our understanding of detector behavior relative to its fundamental properties such as thermal conductivity, heat capacity, and transition temperature. These results were used for validation of a simple linear detector model in which a small perturbation can be introduced to one or multiple parameters to estimate the error budget for X-IFU. We will show here results of our parametric characterization of TES detectors and briefly discuss the comparison with the TES model.
Document ID
20170006101
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Chiao, Meng P. (Alcyon Technical Services-JV, Inc. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Smith, Stephen James (Maryland Univ. Baltimore County Baltimore, MD, United States)
Kilbourne, Caroline A. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Adams, Joseph S. (Maryland Univ. Baltimore County Baltimore, MD, United States)
Bandler, Simon R. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Betancourt-Martinez, Gabriele L. (Maryland Univ. College Park, MD, United States)
Chervenak, James A. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Datesman, Aaron M. (SGT, Inc. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Eckart, Megan E. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Ewin, Audrey J. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Finkbeiner, Fred Michael (Wyle Information Systems, LLC Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Figueroa-Feliciano, Enectali (Northwestern Univ. Evanston, IL, United States)
Kelley, Richard L. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Lee, Sang Jun (Stanford Univ. Stanford, CA, United States)
Leutenegger, Maurice (Maryland Univ. Baltimore County Baltimore, MD, United States)
Porter, Frederick Scott (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Sadleir, John E. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Wassell, Edward J. (SGT, Inc. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Yoon, Wonsik (Universities Space Research Association Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
July 6, 2017
Publication Date
December 26, 2016
Publication Information
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume: 27
Issue: 4
ISSN: 1051-8223
Subject Category
Astrophysics
Instrumentation and Photography
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN41307
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG17PT01A
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG15CR66C
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
X-ray Integral Field