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SOLPEX x-ray polarimeter detector luminescence background calculated using Geant4 simulation software
Author(s): Aleksander Gorgolewski; Jaromir Barylak; Marek Stęślicki; Żaneta Szaforz; Jarosław Bąkała
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Paper Abstract

The Soft X-ray Solar polarimeter-spectrometer (SOLPEX) experiment is planned to be placed in Roscosmos’ Multipurpose Laboratory Module “NAUKA” on International Space Station (ISS) in 2019. The experiment is design to detect polarization and X-ray spectra of solar flares. Due to very high, few percent, linear polarization detection limit, accurate background estimation and modeling is crucial.

Calculating the background photoelectric effect, Compton scattering and Bremsstrahlung were taken into account. Luminescence background from particles produced in solar flares was simulated using Geant4. Additionally, theoretical spectra was modeled in order to simulate full SOLPEX detector response for M5 and X1 solar flare classes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10031, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016, 100313V (28 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2249349
Show Author Affiliations
Aleksander Gorgolewski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jaromir Barylak, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
Marek Stęślicki, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
Żaneta Szaforz, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
Jarosław Bąkała, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10031:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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