Measuring the neutrino mass is one of the most compelling issues in particle physics. HOLMES is an experiment for a direct measurement of the neutrino mass. HOLMES will perform a precise measurement of the end point of the electron capture decay spectrum of (Formula presented.) in order to extract information on the neutrino mass with a sensitivity as low as 1 eV. HOLMES, in its final configuration, will deploy a 1000-pixel array of low-temperature microcalorimeters: each calorimeter is made of an absorber, where the Ho atoms will be implanted, coupled to a transition-edge sensor (TES) thermometer. The detectors will be operated at the working temperature of (Formula presented.) provided by a dilution refrigerator. In order to read out the 1000-detector array of HOLMES, a multiplexing system is necessary: the choice is to couple the transition-edge sensors to a multiplexed rf-SQUID. In this contribution we outline the progress made towards the final configuration of HOLMES regarding both the performances of the TES detectors and the characteristics of the multiplexing system.

Updates on the Transition-Edge Sensors and Multiplexed Readout for HOLMES

Puiu, A.;
2018

Abstract

Measuring the neutrino mass is one of the most compelling issues in particle physics. HOLMES is an experiment for a direct measurement of the neutrino mass. HOLMES will perform a precise measurement of the end point of the electron capture decay spectrum of (Formula presented.) in order to extract information on the neutrino mass with a sensitivity as low as 1 eV. HOLMES, in its final configuration, will deploy a 1000-pixel array of low-temperature microcalorimeters: each calorimeter is made of an absorber, where the Ho atoms will be implanted, coupled to a transition-edge sensor (TES) thermometer. The detectors will be operated at the working temperature of (Formula presented.) provided by a dilution refrigerator. In order to read out the 1000-detector array of HOLMES, a multiplexing system is necessary: the choice is to couple the transition-edge sensors to a multiplexed rf-SQUID. In this contribution we outline the progress made towards the final configuration of HOLMES regarding both the performances of the TES detectors and the characteristics of the multiplexing system.
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