European Project SUPERTED
Project SUPERTED has been awarded a FET-OPen grant within Horizon 2020’s RIA funding scheme (Research and Innovation action).
The SUPERTED consortium is made up of University of Jyväskylä (the project coordinator), the Spanish, French and Italian national research councils (CSIC, CNRS and CNR) and the SME Bihurcrystal, specializing in developing and commercialising both equipment and advanced materials for scientific research. The consortium will collaborate in the study and potential commercialization of novel radiation detectors.
Superconducting detectors, such as the transition edge sensor and the kinetic inductance detector, are some of the most sensitive detectors of electromagnetic radiation and they have found application in various fields ranging from astrophysical observations to security imaging and materials characterization. The aim of this project is to establish a proof of concept of a new type of sensor that overcomes current limitations to increase the number of sensor pixels. The new sensor converts the radiation signal to electrically measurable one utilizing the newly found giant thermoelectric effect taking place in superconductor/ferromagnet heterostructures.