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Dependence on temperature of the response of a gas pixel detector to polarized radiation
Author(s): Sergio Fabiani; Niccolò Di Lalla; Alessandra Marrocchesi; Federico Pucci; Luca Baldini; Luca Latronico; Ettore del Monte; Fabio Muleri; Michele Pinchera; Alda Rubini; Carmelo Sgrò; Paolo Soffitta; Antonio Tobia; Alessia Tortosa
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Paper Abstract

The Gas Pixel Detector (GPD) is an X-ray polarimeter that exploits the photoelectric effect to measure the 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 scheduled for the launch in 2021. We report on tests carried out with a laboratory prototype of the GPD to verify the performance as a function of the temperature in a large temperature range between 15°C and 40°C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10699, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 106995B (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312461
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Sergio Fabiani, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
Niccolò Di Lalla, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Alessandra Marrocchesi, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Federico Pucci, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Luca Baldini, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Luca Latronico, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Ettore del Monte, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
Fabio Muleri, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
Michele Pinchera, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Alda Rubini, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
Carmelo Sgrò, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Paolo Soffitta, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
Antonio Tobia, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
Alessia Tortosa, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10699:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Shouleh Nikzad; Kazuhiro Nakazawa, Editor(s)

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