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Particle Response of Antenna-Coupled TES Arrays: Results from SPIDER and the Laboratory

Osherson, B. and Filippini, J. P. and Fu, J. and Gramillano, R. V. and Gualtieri, R and Shaw, E. C. and Ade, P. A. R. and Amiri, M. and Benton, S. J. and Bock, J. J. and Bond, J. R. and Bryan, S. A. and Chiang, H. C. and Contaldi, C. R. and Doré, O. and Fraisse, A. A. and Gambrel, A. E. and Gandilo, N. N. and Gudmundsson, J. E. and Halpern, M. and Hartley, J. W. and Hasselfield, M. and Hilton, G. C. and Holmes, W. A. and Hristov, V. V. and Irwin, K. D. and Jones, W. C. and Kermish, Z. D. and Mason, P. V. and Megerian, K. and Moncelsi, L. and Morford, T. A. and Nagy, J. M. and Netterfield, C. B. and Padilla, I.L. and Rahlin, A. S. and Reintsema, C. and Ruhl, J. E. and Runyan, M. C. and Shariff, J. A. and Soler, J. D. and Trangsrud, A. and Tucker, C. and Tucker, R. S. and Turner, A. D. and Weber, A. C. and Wiebe, D. V. and Young, E. Y. (2020) Particle Response of Antenna-Coupled TES Arrays: Results from SPIDER and the Laboratory. Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 199 (3-4). pp. 1127-1136. ISSN 0022-2291. doi:10.1007/s10909-020-02415-4.

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Future mm-wave and sub-mm space missions will employ large arrays of multiplexed transition-edge-sensor (TES) bolometers. Such instruments must contend with the high flux of cosmic rays beyond our atmosphere that induce ‘glitches’ in bolometer data, which posed a challenge to data analysis from the Planck bolometers. Future instruments will face the additional challenges of shared substrate wafers and multiplexed readout wiring. In this work, we explore the susceptibility of modern TES arrays to the cosmic ray environment of space using two data sets: the 2015 long-duration balloon flight of the SPIDER cosmic microwave background polarimeter, and a laboratory exposure of SPIDER flight hardware to radioactive sources. We find manageable glitch rates and short glitch durations, leading to minimal effect on SPIDER analysis. We constrain energy propagation within the substrate through a study of multi-detector coincidences and give a preliminary look at pulse shapes in laboratory data.

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Alternate Title:Particle response of antenna-coupled TES arrays: results from SPIDER and the lab
Additional Information:© 2020 Springer Nature. Received 31 August 2019. Accepted 15 February 2020. Published 13 March 2020. This work is supported by NASA’s Strategic Astrophysics Technology program (14-SAT14-0009, 16-SAT16-0002). SPIDER is supported by in the USA by NASA (NNX07AL64G, NNX12AE95G, NNX17AC55G) and NSF (PLR-1043515); in Canada by NSERC and CSA; as well as by the Research Council of Norway, the Swedish Research Council, and the Packard Foundation. Logistical support in Antarctica is supported by the NSF through the US Antarctic Program. The collaboration is grateful to the British Antarctic Survey, particularly Sam Burrell, for invaluable assistance with data and payload recovery after the 2015 flight.
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Official Citation:Osherson, B., Filippini, J.P., Fu, J. et al. Particle Response of Antenna-Coupled TES Arrays: Results from SPIDER and the Laboratory. J Low Temp Phys 199, 1127–1136 (2020).
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