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Thermal kinetic inductance detector

United States Patent

December 20, 2016
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A microcalorimeter for radiation detection that uses superconducting kinetic inductance resonators as the thermometers. The detector is frequency-multiplexed which enables detector systems with a large number of pixels.
Cecil; Thomas (Darien, IL), Gades; Lisa (Aurora, IL), Miceli; Antonio (Chicago, IL), Quaranta; Orlando (Chicago, IL)
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
14/ 250,083
April 10, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST The United States Government has rights in the invention described herein pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 between the United States Department of Energy and UChicago Argonne, LLC, as operator of Argonne National Laboratory.