Design and fabrication of the SCUBA-2 detector for the JCM telescope

W. Parkes, C.C. Dunare, A.J. Walton, J.G. Terry, Tom Stevenson, A.S. Bunting, A.M. Gundlach, G.C. Hilton, K.D. Irwin, J.N. Ullom, W.D. Duncan, W.S. Holland, M.D. Audley, M.J. MacIntosh, M. Ellis, P.A.R. Ade, R. Sudiwala, S. Smith, E. Schulte

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This paper describes the fabrication of the submillimetre band prototype detector array, which is destined for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope. Each pixel in the 5120 element SCUBA-2 array (Submillimetre Common User Bolometer Array) consists of a/4 thick silicon brick suspended on. a silicon nitride membrane. The detector uses Transition Edge Sensors (TES) technology resulting in a 10 W (1 Hz bandwidth) sensitivity to incoming radiation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-119
Number of pages5
JournalIEE Conference Publication
Issue number2005-10812
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005


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    Walton, A., Gundlach, A., Stevenson, T. & Terry, J.



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