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MUSCAT cryogenic system
MUSCAT cryogenic system

MUSCAT is the Mexico-UK Sub-millimetre Camera for Astronomy.

It is a millimetre-wave camera consisting of 1,500 background-limited lumped-element kinetic inductance detectors (LEKIDs) and will be used on the 50-m Large Millimeter Telescope in Mexico. It is designed for high-resolution follow-up surveys of both galactic and extra-galactic sub-millimetre sources identified by the Herschel space Observatory.

It is also a technology demonstrator, providing the first on-sky demonstrations of novel  design concepts including horn-coupled LEKID arrays and continuously-operating closed cycle dilution refrigeration.

Yr Athro Simon Doyle

Yr Athro Simon Doyle

Astronomy Instrumentation Group
Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology

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