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Imaging as a tool for the characterization of the gas pixel detector photoelectric polarimeter
Author(s): Sergio Fabiani
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Paper Abstract

The Gas Pixel Detector (GPD) is an X-ray polarimeter exploiting the photoelectric effect both to measure polarization and to obtain the image of astrophysical sources. This detector is on board the IXPE (Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer) mission selected by NASA in the framework of the Explorer program. We report on the imaging capability of the GPD as a tool to perform a full detector characterization. The analysis of a radiation beam penetrating inclined in the gas cell is discussed showing how this measurement can be used to study different properties of the gas.

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Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10397, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XX, 103970H (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2275248
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Sergio Fabiani, INAF - ISAP (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10397:
UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XX
Oswald H. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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