NICMOS Dark Current Anomaly: Test Results

  title={NICMOS Dark Current Anomaly: Test Results},
  author={Torsten Boeker and Anthony J. Ferro and Sherie T. Holfeltz and Phillipa Hubbard and Douglas Jarrell and Brian Monroe and E. J. O’Neil and Glenn Schneider and Megan L. Sosey},
We report on the results of a laboratory test program to investigate the nature of the MOS dark current anomaly. The test was designed to investigate one proposed mech of signal electrons excited into the conduction band by infrared photons being store low temperatures in charge traps throughout the detector material and released duri warmup. The test did not reproduce the bump, and the proposed scenario could not confirmed. The nature of the anomaly thus remains unexplained. We discuss this… CONTINUE READING