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Particle background in CCD detectors
Author(s): David H. Lumb
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Paper Abstract

Monte Carlo simulations of charged particle events in CCDs are described. Efficient background rejection can be obtained by a combination of energy veto and event morphology censoring. The data are compared with in-flight measurements taken during a sounding rocket flight of a prototype detector. Implications for future missions are discussed. It is shown that the external charged particle background may be small enough that other effects such as locally induced radioactivity and soft electron contamination become important factors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2006, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, (19 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.162843
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David H. Lumb, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2006:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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