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A feasibility study of megapixel microcalorimeter arrays, based on thermoelectric energy to voltage conversion and digital superconducting readout, is presented. The design concept originated from the philosophy of employing the simplest principles at the single-pixel level to enable large arrays without sacrificing energy resolution, fast operation speed, and quantum efficiency. Initial experimental tests confirm the basic predictions of theory, and show no major obstacle in achieving the desired characteristics.


This article was originally published in Proceedings of SPIE, volume 4140, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI, in 2000.

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Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)



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