Accession Number : ADD011332

Title :   Fast Granular Superconducting Bolometer.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wolf,S A ; Strom,U ; Weiser,K

Report Date : 07 Aug 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This abstract discloses a granular superconducting thin film bolometer made by anodizing a thin film of such materials as niobium nitride to form a thin granular film separated by and covered with the anodized oxide. The bolometer is cooled to its superconducting state and electrically connected to a biasing and detecting network. Its temporal response is better than 1 ns.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Bolometers, *Temperature measuring instruments, Superconductivity, Granules, Thin films, Anodic coatings, Niobium compounds, Nitrides, Electric connectors, Bias, Detection, Circuits, Quick reaction, High temperature, Phonons, Detectors

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE