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Cylindrical proportional counter for x-ray polarimetry
Author(s): Enrico Costa; Luigi Piro; Alda Rubini; Paolo Soffitta; Enrico Massaro; Giorgio Matt; Gastone Medici; Giuseppe Manzo; Stefano Re
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Paper Abstract

A hollow cylindrical proportional counter is the best choice for an X-ray polarimeter based on the Thomson scattering. Here we report on the results of Montecarlo simulations performed to optimize the geometrical configuration of such a polarimeter, conceived as a focal plane instrument of an X-ray telescope. We also present the design characteristics of a prototype of a cylindrical proportional counter, presently under testing in our laboratories.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1343, X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy, Microscopy, Polarimetry, and Projection Lithography, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23216
Show Author Affiliations
Enrico Costa, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale/CNR (Italy)
Luigi Piro, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale/CNR (Italy)
Alda Rubini, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale/CNR (Italy)
Paolo Soffitta, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale/CNR (Italy)
Enrico Massaro, Univ. di Roma (Italy)
Giorgio Matt, Univ. di Roma (Italy)
Gastone Medici, Univ. di Roma (Italy)
Giuseppe Manzo, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica e Applicazioni dell'Informatica/C (Italy)
Stefano Re, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica e Applicazioni dell'Informatica/C (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1343:
X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy, Microscopy, Polarimetry, and Projection Lithography

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