Nanowire bolometers

J. B. Peterson, A. T. Bollinger, A. Berzyadin, D. Bock, K. Garcia

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Cryogenic tests of a prototype superconducting nanowire bolometer are presented. The device has such low thermal conductance it should be sensitive when used as a direct detector. Because of the small size of the active area we anticipate that this bolometer may also be fast enough to be used as a wideband mixer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-207
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2002
EventMillimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy - Waikaloa, HI, United States
Duration: Aug 25 2002Aug 28 2002


  • Bolometer
  • Detector
  • Hot electron bolometer
  • Millimeter-wave
  • Mixer
  • Nanotube
  • Nanowire
  • Sub-millimeter
  • Superconductor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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