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Particle response of antenna-coupled TES arrays: results from SPIDER and the laboratory

Osherson, B., Filippini, J. P., Fu, J., Gramillano, R. V., Gualtieri, R., Shaw, E. C., Ade, P. A. R. ORCID:, Amiri, M., Benton, S. J., Bock, J. J., Bond, J. R., Bryan, S. A., Chiang, H. C., Contaldi, C. R., Dore, O., Fraisse, A. A., Gambrel, A. E., Gandilo, N. N., Gudmundsson, J. E., Halpern, M., Hartley, J. W., Hasselfield, M., Hilton, G., Holmes, W., Hristov, V. V., Irwin, K. D., Jones, W. C., Kermish, Z. D., Mason, P. V., Megerian, K., Moncelsi, L., Morford, T. A., Nagy, J. M., Netterfield, C. B., Padilla, I. L., Rahlin, A. S., Reintsema, C., Ruhl, J. E., Runyan, M. C., Shariff, J. A., Soler, J. D., Trangsrud, A., Tucker, C. ORCID:, Tucker, R. S., Turner, A. D., Weber, A. C., 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 , pp. 1127-1136. 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.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISSN: 0022-2291
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 3 April 2020
Date of Acceptance: 15 February 2020
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2023 12:59

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