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Journal Articles Journal of Low Temperature Physics Year : 2014

Latest NIKA results and the NIKA-2 project

R. Adam
P. Ade
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P. André
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A. Beelen
N. Billot
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M. Calvo
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F. -X. Désert
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S. Doyle
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P. Mauskopf
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F. Pajot
E. Pascale
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N. Ponthieu
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V. Revéret
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L. Rodriguez
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G. Savini
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A. Sievers
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C. Tucker
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Abstract

NIKA (New IRAM KID Arrays) is a dual-band imaging instrument installed at the IRAM (Institut de RadioAstronomie Millimetrique) 30-meter telescope at Pico Veleta (Spain). Two distinct Kinetic Inductance Detectors (KID) focal planes allow the camera to simultaneously image a field-of-view of about 2 arc-min in the bands 125 to 175 GHz (150 GHz) and 200 to 280 GHz (240 GHz). The sensitivity and stability achieved during the last commissioning Run in June 2013 allows opening the instrument to general observers. We report here the latest results, in particular in terms of sensitivity, now comparable to the state-of-the-art Transition Edge Sensors (TES) bolometers, relative and absolute photometry. We describe briefly the next generation NIKA-2 instrument, selected by IRAM to occupy, from 2015, the continuum imager/polarimeter slot at the 30-m telescope.

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in2p3-00870919 , version 1 (08-10-2013)

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A. Monfardini, R. Adam, A. Adane, P. Ade, P. André, et al.. Latest NIKA results and the NIKA-2 project. Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 2014, 176 (5-6), pp.787-795. ⟨10.1007/s10909-013-0985-4⟩. ⟨in2p3-00870919⟩
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