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A Study of Al–Mn Transition Edge Sensor Engineering for Stability

George, E. M. and Lueker, M. and Shirokoff, E. (2014) A Study of Al–Mn Transition Edge Sensor Engineering for Stability. Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 176 (3-4). pp. 383-391. ISSN 0022-2291. doi:10.1007/s10909-013-0994-3.

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The stability of Al–Mn transition edge sensor (TES) bolometers is studied as we vary the engineered TES transition, heat capacity, and/or coupling between the heat capacity and TES. We present thermal structure measurements of each of the 39 designs tested. The data is accurately fit by a two-body bolometer model, which allows us to extract the basic TES parameters that affect device stability. We conclude that parameters affecting device stability can be engineered for optimal device operation, and present the model parameters extracted for the different TES designs.

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Additional Information:© 2014 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2 August 2013. Accepted: 29 November 2013. Published online: 10 January 2014. Work at the University of Colorado is supported by the NSF through grant AST-0705302. Work at NIST is supported by the NIST Innovations in Measurement Science program. The McGill authors acknowledge funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and Canada Research Chairs program. MD acknowledges support from an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. Work at the University of Chicago is supported by grants from the NSF (awards ANT-0638937 and PHY-0114422), the Kavli Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Work at Argonne National Lab is supported by UChicago Argonne, LLC, Operator of Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne). Argonne, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Laboratory, is operated under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357. We acknowledge support from the Argonne Center for Nanoscale Materials.
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Official Citation:George, E.M., Austermann, J.E., Beall, J.A. et al. J Low Temp Phys (2014) 176: 383. doi:10.1007/s10909-013-0994-3
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Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
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