The group works on: Experiment. Fundamental Science, Applied Science

Brief description of the research lines of the group and contact details: We are developing radiation detectors based on superconductors. These can display revolutionary performances, which are making them essential elements in a variety of next generation instrumentation, both in Space and ground-based astronomy and cosmology. Because of their efficiency and unprecedented sensitivity, they are also interesting for materials characterization (for instance synchrotron facilities) as well as Quantum Technologies. Our expertise and current focus is on Transition Edge Sensors (TESs). We are interested in developing specific applications but also work on understanding the underlying physics and modelling the devices.

Contact: Lourdes Fàbrega. (lourdes_at_icmab.es)

Institution: Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona. CSIC

Province: Barcelona