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Published November 2018 | Submitted
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Thermal Kinetic Inductance Detectors for Ground-Based Millimeter-Wave Cosmology


We show measurements of thermal kinetic inductance detectors (TKIDs) intended for millimeter-wave cosmology in the 200–300 GHz atmospheric window. The TKID is a type of bolometer which uses the kinetic inductance of a superconducting resonator to measure the temperature of the thermally isolated bolometer island. We measure bolometer thermal conductance, time constant, and noise equivalent power. We also measure the quality factor of our resonators as the bath temperature varies to show they are limited by effects consistent with coupling to two-level systems.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018. Received: 6 November 2017 / Accepted: 25 June 2018. This work was supported by JPL's Research and Technology Development Fund for Projects R.17.223.057 and R.17.223.058.

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