13 June 2006 EURECA: a European-Japanese micro-calorimeter array
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EURECA (EURopean-JapanEse Calorimeter Array) comprises a 5 x 5 pixel imaging TES-based micro-calorimeter array read-out by SQUID-based frequency-domain-multiplexed electronics and cooled down by an adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator. A European-Japanese consortium designs, fabricates, and tests this prototype instrument with the aim to show within about 2 years technology readiness of a TES-based X-ray imaging micro-calorimeter array in anticipation of future X-ray astronomy missions, like XEUS (ESA), Constellation-X (NASA), NEXT (JAXA), DIOS (JAXA), ESTREMO (ASI), and NEW (Dutch-multinational). This paper describes the instrument concept, and shows the design of the various sub-units, like the TES detector array, LC-filters, SQUID-amplifiers, flux-locked-loop electronics, AC-bias sources, etc.
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Piet A. J. de Korte, Piet A. J. de Korte, Jose V. Anquita, Jose V. Anquita, Xavier Barcons, Xavier Barcons, Paolo Bastia, Paolo Bastia, Joern Beyer, Joern Beyer, Fernando Briones, Fernando Briones, Chris Brockley Blatt, Chris Brockley Blatt, Marcel Bruijn, Marcel Bruijn, Javier Bussons, Javier Bussons, Augustin Camon, Augustin Camon, M. Teresa Ceballos, M. Teresa Ceballos, Dietmar Drung, Dietmar Drung, Christian Enns, Christian Enns, Lourdes Fabrega, Lourdes Fabrega, George Fraser, George Fraser, Flavio Gatti, Flavio Gatti, Luciano Gottardi, Luciano Gottardi, Wojtek Hajdas, Wojtek Hajdas, Panu Helistö, Panu Helistö, Ian Hepburn, Ian Hepburn, Jan-Willem den Herder, Jan-Willem den Herder, Henk Hoevers, Henk Hoevers, Yoshitaka Ishisaki, Yoshitaka Ishisaki, Mikko Kiviranta, Mikko Kiviranta, Jan van der Kuur, Jan van der Kuur, Aliko Mchedlishvili, Aliko Mchedlishvili, Kazu Mitsuda, Kazu Mitsuda, Luigi Piro, Luigi Piro, Javier Sese, Javier Sese, Noriko Yamasaki, Noriko Yamasaki, Chris Whitford, Chris Whitford, } "EURECA: a European-Japanese micro-calorimeter array", Proc. SPIE 6266, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 62661Z (13 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672971; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.672971


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