25 September 2014 The transition-edge EBIT microcalorimeter spectrometer
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The Transition-edge EBIT Microcalorimeter Spectrometer (TEMS) is a 1000-pixel array instrument to be delivered to the Electron Beam Ion Trap (EBIT) facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in 2015. It will be the first fully operational array of its kind. The TEMS will utilize the unique capabilities of the EBIT to verify and benchmark atomic theory that is critical for the analysis of high-resolution data from microcalorimeter spectrometers aboard the next generation of x-ray observatories. We present spectra from the present instrumentation at EBIT, as well as our latest results with time-division multiplexing using the current iteration of the TEMS focal plane assembly in our test platform at NASA/GSFC.
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Gabriele L. Betancourt-Martinez, Gabriele L. Betancourt-Martinez, Joseph Adams, Joseph Adams, Simon Bandler, Simon Bandler, Peter Beiersdorfer, Peter Beiersdorfer, Gregory Brown, Gregory Brown, James Chervenak, James Chervenak, Randy Doriese, Randy Doriese, Megan Eckart, Megan Eckart, Kent Irwin, Kent Irwin, Richard Kelley, Richard Kelley, Caroline Kilbourne, Caroline Kilbourne, Maurice Leutenegger, Maurice Leutenegger, F. Scott Porter, F. Scott Porter, Carl Reintsema, Carl Reintsema, Stephen Smith, Stephen Smith, Joel Ullom, Joel Ullom, } "The transition-edge EBIT microcalorimeter spectrometer", Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91443U (25 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055568; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055568
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