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MoBiKID - Kinetic Inductance Detectors for Upcoming B-Mode Satellite Missions

  • A. Cruciani
  • L. Cardani
  • N. Casali
  • M. G. Castellano
  • I. Colantoni
  • A. Coppolecchia
  • P. de Bernardis
  • M. Martinez
  • S. Masi
  • M. Vignati
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 212)

Abstract

Our comprehension of the dawn of universe grew incredibly during last years, pointing to the existence of the cosmic inflation. The primordial B-mode polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) represents a unique probe to confirm this hypothesis. The detection of such small perturbations of the CMB is a challenge that will be faced in the near future by a new dedicated satellite mission.

MoBiKID is a project, supported by INFN, to develop an array of Kinetic Inductance Detectors able to match the requirements of a next-generation experiment. The detectors will feature a Noise Equivalent Power better than 5 aW/Hz0.5 and will be designed to minimize the background induced by cosmic rays, which could be the main limit to the sensitivity.

In this paper we present the current status of detectors development and the next planned steps to reach the goal of this project.

Keywords

CMB polarization Kinetic Inductance Detectors Cosmic Rays 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Cruciani
    • 1
  • L. Cardani
    • 1
  • N. Casali
    • 1
  • M. G. Castellano
    • 2
  • I. Colantoni
    • 2
  • A. Coppolecchia
    • 1
    • 3
  • P. de Bernardis
    • 1
    • 3
  • M. Martinez
    • 1
    • 3
  • S. Masi
    • 1
    • 3
  • M. Vignati
    • 1
  1. 1.INFN, Sezione di RomaRomeItaly
  2. 2.IFN/CNRRomeItaly
  3. 3.Sapienza Università di RomaRomeItaly

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