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    QUBIC: using NbSi TESs with a bolometric interferometer to characterize the polarisation of the CMB

    Piat, M. and Bélier, B. and Bergé, L. and Bleurvacq, N. and Chapron, C. and Dheilly, S. and Dumoulin, L. and González, M. and Grandsire, L. and Hamilton, J.-Ch. and Henrot-Versille, S. and Hoang, D.T. and Marnieros, S. and Marty, W. and Montier, L. and Olivieri, E. and Oriol, C. and Perbost, C. and Prêle, D. and Rambaud, D. and Salatino, M. and Stankowiak, Guillaume and Thermeau, Jean Pierre and Torchinsky, S. and Voisin, F. and Ade, P.A.R. and Alberro, J.G. and Almela, A. and Amico, G. and Arnaldi, L.H. and Auguste, D. and Aumont, J. and Azzoni, S. and Banfi, S. and Battaglia, P. and Battistelli, E. and Bau, A. and Bennett, D. and Bernard, J.-P. and Bersanelli, M. and Bigot-Sazy, M.-A. and Bonaparte, J. and Bonis, J. and Bottani, A. and Bunn, E.F. and Burke, D. and Buzi, D. and Buzzelli, A. and Cavaliere, F. and Chanial, P. and Charlassier, R. and Columbro, F. and Coppi, G. and Coppolecchia, A. and D'Alessandro, Giuseppe and De Bernardis, P. and de Gasperis, G. and De Leo, M. and De Petris, M. and Di Donato, Andres and Etchegoyen, A. and Fasciszewski, Adrián and Ferreyro, L. P. and Fracchia, D. and Franceschet, C. and Gamboa Lerena, M.M. and Ganga, K. and Garcia, B. and García Redondo, M.E. and Gaspard, M. and Gault, A. and Gayer, D. and Gervasi, M. and Giard, M. and Gilles, V. and Giraud-Héraud, Y. and Gómez Berisso, Mariano and Gradziel, Marcin and Harari, D. and Haynes, V. and Incardona, F. and Jules, E. and Kaplan, J. and Korotkov, A. and Kristukat, C. and Lamagna, L. and Loucatos, S. and Louis, T. and Luterstein, R. and Maffei, B. and Masi, S. and Mattei, Angelo and May, A. and McCulloch, M. and Medina, M.C. and Mele, L. and Melhuish, S.J. and Mennella, A. and Mousset, L. and Mundo, L.M. and Murphy, J.Anthony and Murphy, J.D. and Nati, F. and O'Sullivan, Créidhe and Paiella, A. and Pajot, F. and Passerini, A. and Pastoriza, Hernan and Pelosi, A. and Perciballi, M. and Pezzotta, F. and Piacentini, F. and Piccirillo, L. and Pisano, G. and Platino, M. and Polenta, G. and Puddu, R. and Ringegni, Pablo and Romero, G.E. and Salum, J.M. and Schillaci, A. and Scóccola, Claudia G. and Scully, S. and Spinelli, S. and Stolpovskiy, M. and Suarez, F. and Tartari, A. and Timbie, P. and Tomasi, M. and Tucker, C. and Tucker, G. and Vanneste, S. and Viganò, D. and Vittorio, N. and Watson, B. and Wicek, F. and Zannoni, M. and Zullo, Antonio (2019) QUBIC: using NbSi TESs with a bolometric interferometer to characterize the polarisation of the CMB. Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 200. pp. 363-373. ISSN 0022-2291

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    Q & U Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology (QUBIC) is an international ground-based experiment dedicated in the measurement of the polarized fluctuations of the Cosmic Microwave Background. It is based on bolometric interferometry, an original detection technique which combines the immunity to systematic effects of an interferometer with the sensitivity of low-temperature incoherent detectors. QUBIC will be deployed in Argentina, at the Alto Chorrillos mountain site near San Antonio de los Cobres, in the Salta Province. The QUBIC detection chain consists in 2048 NbSi transition edge sensors (TESs) cooled to 350 mK.The voltage-biased TESs are read out with time domain multiplexing based on Superconducting QUantum Interference Devices at 1 K and a novel SiGe application-specific integrated circuit at 60 K allowing to reach an unprecedented multiplexing factor equal to 128. The QUBIC experiment is currently being characterized in the laboratory with a reduced number of detectors before upgrading to the full instrument. I will present the last results of this characterization phase with a focus on the detectors and readout system.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the preprint version of the published article, cite as: arXiv:1911.12418 [astro-ph.IM]. The published version is available at: Piat, M., Bélier, B., Bergé, L. et al. QUBIC: Using NbSi TESs with a Bolometric Interferometer to Characterize the Polarization of the CMB. J Low Temp Phys 200, 363–373 (2020).
    Keywords: TESs; TDM; CMB; QUBIC; bolometric interferometer; Cosmic Microwave Background;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
    Item ID: 13775
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    Depositing User: Dr. Marcin Lukasz Gradziel
    Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2021 17:38
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Low Temperature Physics
    Publisher: Springer Verlag
    Refereed: Yes

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