Band 9 receiver cartridges for ALMA

Six of the 73 Band 9 receiver cartridges delivered by NOVA (the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy) under contract to ESO, for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array project. The so-called "Band 9" receivers are the second-shortest wavelength ALMA detectors, measuring light with wavelengths as short as 420µm (0.42 millimetres). The design and manufacture of receivers that can operate at these short wavelengths is particularly challenging. 

Credit:

ESO/NOVA 

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Id:ann11086b
Type:Photographic
Release date:21 December 2011, 11:17
Related announcements:ann11086
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Name:Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
• X - ALMA

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