20 October 1993 100-mK magnetic refrigerators for low background bolometric receivers
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This paper provides a brief description of the development of adiabatic demagnetization refrigerators (ADRs) at Berkeley for cooling bolometric infrared detectors. This development was stimulated by the needs of the Multi-Band Imaging Photometer (MIPS) for the NASA Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF). A description will be given of the ways in which classical ADR technology has been developed to provide a compact refrigerator to meet the requirements of this space experiment. Similar refrigerators will be useful in a number of forthcoming space missions for cooling both infrared and X-ray bolometers.
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Andre Clapp, Chris Hagmann, Dominic J. Benford, W. Holmes, and Paul L. Richards "100-mK magnetic refrigerators for low background bolometric receivers", Proc. SPIE 1946, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation, (20 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.158723; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.158723

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