The basement acts as a step between the detectors,
sitting at 20 milliKelvin (mK), and the amplifying equipment in the
which operates at temperatures ranging from 600 mK to 4 Kelvin.
On this page:
The connecting tube is a copper cyclindrical
structure that separates the detector assemblies from the Tower.
Side coaxial assembly
The coaxial assembly sends data from the
detectors to amplifiers in the Tower via superconducting wires,
before the information is received by computers outside the
cryostat. Click on the picture to the left
to load a larger version of it and see Dennis' annotations!