Development of a TES based Cryo-Anticoincidence for a large array of microcalorimeters

Marco Barbera, Gatti, Colasanti, Lorenza Ferrari, Torrioli, Ferrari, Bastia, Macculi, Perinati, Natalucci, Piro

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The employment of large arrays of microcalorimeters in space missions (IXO, EDGE/XENIA)[1][2][3], requires the presence of an anticoincidence detector to remove the background due to the particles, with a rejection efficiency at least equal to Suzaku (98%) [1]. A new concept of anticoincidence is under development to match the very tight thermal requirements and to simplify the design of the electronic chain. The idea is to produce a Cryo-AntiCoincidence (Cryo-AC) based on a silicon absorber and read by a TES (Transition-Edge Sensor). This configuration would ensure very good performances in terms of efficiency, time response and signal to noise ratio. We present the results of estimations, simulations and preliminary measurement.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy

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