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The NIKA2 instrument at 30-m IRAM telescope: performance and results

Catalano, A., Adam, R., Ade, P. A. R., André, P., Aussel, H., Beelen, A., Benoît, A., Bideaud, A., Billot, N., Bourrion, O., Calvo, M., Comis, B., De Petris, M., Désert, F.-X., Doyle, S., Driessen, E. F. C., Goupy, J., Kramer, C., Lagache, G., Leclercq, S., Lestrade, J.-F., Macías-Pérez, J. F., Mauskopf, P., Mayet, F., Monfardini, A., Pascale, E., Perotto, L., Pisano, G., Ponthieu, N., Revéret, V., Ritacco, A., Romero, C., Roussel, H., Ruppin, F., Schuster, K., Sievers, A., Triqueneaux, S., Tucker, C., Zylka, R., Barria, E., Bres, G., Camus, P., Chanthib, P., Donnier-Valentin, G., Exshaw, O., Garde, G., Gerardin, A., Leggeri, J.-P., Levy-Bertrand, F., Guttin, C., Hoarau, C., Grollier, M., Mocellin, J.-L., Pont, G., Rodenas, H., Tissot, O., Galvez, G., John, D., Ungerechts, H., Sanchez, S., Mellado, P., Munoz, M., Pierfederici, F., Penalver, J., Navarro, S., Bosson, G., Bouly, J.-L., Bouvier, J., Geraci, C., Li, C., Menu, J., Ponchant, N., Roni, S., Roudier, S., Scordillis, J. P., Tourres, D., Vescovi, C., Barbier, A., Billon-Pierron, D., Adane, A., Andrianasolo, A., Bracco, A., Coiffard, G., Evans, R., Maury, A. and Rigby, A. 2018. The NIKA2 instrument at 30-m IRAM telescope: performance and results. Journal of Low Temperature Physics 193 (5-6) , pp. 916-922. 10.1007/s10909-018-1884-5

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Abstract

The New IRAM KID Arrays 2 (NIKA2) consortium has just finished installing and commissioning a millimetre camera on the IRAM 30-m telescope. It is a dual-band camera operating with three frequency-multiplexed kilo-pixels arrays of lumped element kinetic inductance detectors (LEKID) cooled at 150 mK, designed to observe the intensity and polarisation of the sky at 260 and 150 GHz (1.15 and 2 mm). NIKA2 is today an IRAM resident instrument for millimetre astronomy, such as intracluster medium from intermediate to distant clusters and so for the follow-up of Planck satellite detected clusters, high redshift sources and quasars, early stages of star formation and nearby galaxies emission. We present an overview of the instrument performance as it has been evaluated at the end of the commissioning phase.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
ISSN: 0022-2291
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 5 April 2018
Date of Acceptance: 20 February 2018
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 02:30
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/110533

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