Transition-edge microcalorimeters for X-ray space applications

Arttu Luukanen*, Heikki Sipilä, Kimmo Kinnunen, Antti Nuottajärvi, Jukka Pekola

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In an European Space Agency funded research project, our goal is to develop microbolometer technology for X-ray and far-infrared detection for ESA's future scientific missions. We report results on the X-ray calorimeter, which is based on the superconducting transition of the Ti/Au thermometer strip at about 200 mK. Incident X-rays heat up a Bi absorber, deposited on top of the 400 μm × 400 μm thermometer. The temperature rise of the absorber is measured as a change of the thermometer current with a SQUID operating at 1 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2133-2134
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue numberPart 2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Bolometer
  • Calorimeter
  • Cryogenic detectors


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