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Cryogenic Detectors Group
Cryogenics and Cryogenic Detectors Group
|For many years a goal in X-ray detector development has been the realisation of both high energy resolution and high quantum efficiency within the same detector. It has become apparent that to achieve this aim it will be necessary to operate the detectors at very low temperatures, even below 0.1 K (i.e. less than -273 °C).
MSSL therefore has a research programme in both microcalorimeters and associated space coolers. One of the main aims is to develop future refrigerators (cryogen-based and cryogen-free) for the utilization of cryogenic detectors in space, including superconducting tunnel junction (STJ) arrays. An Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerator (ADR) development programme is a particular focus of this work.
Cryostats and mechanical coolers in the MSSL cryogenic laboratory
For more details of the Cryogenic & Cryogenic Detectors Group , please contact:
Dr. Ian Hepburn, firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 1483 204101.