Performance of microcalorimeters with a Ti/Au transition-edge sensor (TES) and an electrodeposited absorber has been investigated. The absorbers are in a mushroom-shape made of Sn or Bi. With an Sn absorber we observed a long time scale component of 1.8 ms for X-ray pulses, which is due presumably to recombination of quasiparticles into phonons. As a result, the energy resolution is not good with the Sn absorber. Better energy resolution of 28±1 eV was obtained with an incomplete-shaped Bi absorber, although the long component was also seen with smaller level. A calorimeter with only a neck of the Au seed layer for the electrodeposition had the best energy resolution of 6.3±0.4 eV in spite of saturated pulses and relatively high transition temperature of 210 mK.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Mar 11|
- Transition edge sensor
- X-ray detectors
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics