A Study of the Characteristics of a Terahertz Radiation Detector for the Solntse–Terahertz Scientific Apparatus

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This paper provides a brief description individual elements that can be included in the Solntse–Terahertz scientific apparatus that was designed for the first time to carry out an extra-atmospheric experiment onboard the International Space Station. Its purpose is to measure terahertz electromagnetic radiation both from the quiet Sun and during active processes on the Sun (solar flares, coronal mass ejections, etc.), which is necessary to establish the physical nature of solar activity and solar flares. The possibility is discussed of using optoacoustic converters (Golay cells) as receivers of terahertz radiation, the sensitivity, stability, and response time of which were determined in the course of preliminary laboratory studies under terrestrial conditions.

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Kalinin, E.V., Philippov, M.V., Makhmutov, V.S. et al. A Study of the Characteristics of a Terahertz Radiation Detector for the Solntse–Terahertz Scientific Apparatus. Cosmic Res 59, 1–5 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0010952521010032

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