The Cryogenic AntiCoincidence detector (CryoAC) of ATHENA X-IFU is designed to reduce the particle background of the instrument and to enable the mission science goals. It is a 4-pixel silicon microcalorimeter sensed by an Ir/Au TES network. We have developed the CryoAC demonstration model, a prototype aimed to probe the critical technologies of the detector, i.e., the suspended absorber with an active area of 1 cm2; the low energy threshold of 20 keV; and the operation connected to a 50 mK thermal bath with a power dissipation less than 40 nW. Here, we report the test performed on the first CryoAC DM sample (namely, the AC-S10 prototype), showing that it is fully compliant with its requirements.

The Demonstration Model of the ATHENA X-IFU Cryogenic AntiCoincidence Detector

Biasotti M.;Ferrari Barusso L.;Gatti F.;Rigano M.;
2020-01-01

Abstract

The Cryogenic AntiCoincidence detector (CryoAC) of ATHENA X-IFU is designed to reduce the particle background of the instrument and to enable the mission science goals. It is a 4-pixel silicon microcalorimeter sensed by an Ir/Au TES network. We have developed the CryoAC demonstration model, a prototype aimed to probe the critical technologies of the detector, i.e., the suspended absorber with an active area of 1 cm2; the low energy threshold of 20 keV; and the operation connected to a 50 mK thermal bath with a power dissipation less than 40 nW. Here, we report the test performed on the first CryoAC DM sample (namely, the AC-S10 prototype), showing that it is fully compliant with its requirements.
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