ATHENA X-IFU thermal filters development status toward the end of the instrument phase-A

Ugo Lo Cicero, Salvatore Ferruggia Bonura, Luisa Sciortino, Antonino Buttacavoli, Marco Barbera, Giuseppe Lo Cicero, Francesco Cuttaia, Fabio D'Anca, Brian Jackson, Ugo Lo Cicero, Thien Lam Trong, Fabrizio Villa, Graziella Branduardi-Raymont, Philippe Peille, Giancarlo Parodi, Salvatore Ferruggia Bonura, Antonino Buttacavoli, Salvatore Varisco, Jan Willem Den Herder, Alfonso ColluraRoland Den Hartog, Massimo Cappi, Salvatore Sciortino, Gregor Rauw, Luigi Piro, Didier Barret, Marco Barbera, Roberto Candia, Gaspare Di Cicca, Jean-Michel Mesnager

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Abstract

The X-ray Integral Field Unit (X-IFU) is one of the two instruments of the Athena astrophysics space mission approved by ESA in the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Science Programme. The X-IFU consists of a large array of transition edge sensor micro-calorimeters that will operate at ∼100 mK inside a sophisticated cryostat. A set of thin filters, highly transparent to X-rays, will be mounted on the opening windows of the cryostat thermal shields in order to attenuate the IR radiative load, to attenuate radio frequency electromagnetic interferences, and to protect the detector from contamination. Thermal filters are critical items in the proper operation of the X-IFU detector in space. They need to be strong enough to survive the launch stresses but very thin to be highly transparent to X-rays. They essentially define the detector quantum efficiency at low energies and are fundamental to make the photon shot noise a negligible contribution to the energy resolution budget. In this paper, we review the main results of modeling and characterization tests of the thermal filters performed during the phase A study to identify the suitable materials, optimize the design, and demonstrate that the chosen technology can reach the proper readiness before mission adoption.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Pagine62-76
Numero di pagine15
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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ATHENA X-IFU thermal filters development status toward the end of the instrument phase-A. / Lo Cicero, Ugo; Ferruggia Bonura, Salvatore; Sciortino, Luisa; Buttacavoli, Antonino; Barbera, Marco; Lo Cicero, Giuseppe; Cuttaia, Francesco; D'Anca, Fabio; Jackson, Brian; Lo Cicero, Ugo; Lam Trong, Thien; Villa, Fabrizio; Branduardi-Raymont, Graziella; Peille, Philippe; Parodi, Giancarlo; Ferruggia Bonura, Salvatore; Buttacavoli, Antonino; Varisco, Salvatore; Den Herder, Jan Willem; Collura, Alfonso; Den Hartog, Roland; Cappi, Massimo; Sciortino, Salvatore; Rauw, Gregor; Piro, Luigi; Barret, Didier; Barbera, Marco; Candia, Roberto; Di Cicca, Gaspare; Mesnager, Jean-Michel.

2018. 62-76.

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Lo Cicero, U, Ferruggia Bonura, S, Sciortino, L, Buttacavoli, A, Barbera, M, Lo Cicero, G, Cuttaia, F, D'Anca, F, Jackson, B, Lo Cicero, U, Lam Trong, T, Villa, F, Branduardi-Raymont, G, Peille, P, Parodi, G, Ferruggia Bonura, S, Buttacavoli, A, Varisco, S, Den Herder, JW, Collura, A, Den Hartog, R, Cappi, M, Sciortino, S, Rauw, G, Piro, L, Barret, D, Barbera, M, Candia, R, Di Cicca, G & Mesnager, J-M 2018, 'ATHENA X-IFU thermal filters development status toward the end of the instrument phase-A' pagg. 62-76.
Lo Cicero, Ugo ; Ferruggia Bonura, Salvatore ; Sciortino, Luisa ; Buttacavoli, Antonino ; Barbera, Marco ; Lo Cicero, Giuseppe ; Cuttaia, Francesco ; D'Anca, Fabio ; Jackson, Brian ; Lo Cicero, Ugo ; Lam Trong, Thien ; Villa, Fabrizio ; Branduardi-Raymont, Graziella ; Peille, Philippe ; Parodi, Giancarlo ; Ferruggia Bonura, Salvatore ; Buttacavoli, Antonino ; Varisco, Salvatore ; Den Herder, Jan Willem ; Collura, Alfonso ; Den Hartog, Roland ; Cappi, Massimo ; Sciortino, Salvatore ; Rauw, Gregor ; Piro, Luigi ; Barret, Didier ; Barbera, Marco ; Candia, Roberto ; Di Cicca, Gaspare ; Mesnager, Jean-Michel. / ATHENA X-IFU thermal filters development status toward the end of the instrument phase-A. 15 pag.
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