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PN-CDDs for the XMM satellite mission
Author(s): Heinrich W. Braeuninger; Gerhard Lutz; Norbert Meidinger; Peter Predehl; Claus Reppin; Wolfgang Schreiber; Lothar Strueder; Joachim E. Truemper; Eckhard Kendziorra; Ruediger Staubert; Veljko Radeka; Pavel Rehak; S. Rescia; Elena Gatti; Antonio Longoni; Marco Sampietro; Peter Holl; Josef Kemmer; U. Prechtel; Helmut Riedel; T. Ziemann
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Paper Abstract

Recent results on the on-chip electronics, transfer properties, and radiation entrance window of pn-CCDs are presented. With recently fabricated devices, an improved charge transfer efficiency per pixel of 0.9995 and an energy resolution of the CCD output stage of 5 e(-) rms have been measured. This performance is achieved without a degradation of other characteristics of the devices, such as an X-ray efficiency of 90 percent at 10 keV, more than a factor of 1000 better time resolution in the full frame mode in comparison with all other CCD concepts, and a one-dimensional spatial resolution of 24 microsec in the timing mode. The use of pn-junctions instead of MOS structures makes the devices intrinsically radiation resistant.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1344, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23267
Show Author Affiliations
Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik und Astrophysik (Germany)
Gerhard Lutz, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik und Astrophysik (Germany)
Norbert Meidinger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik und Astrophysik (Germany)
Peter Predehl, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik und Astrophysik (Germany)
Claus Reppin, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik und Astrophysik (Germany)
Wolfgang Schreiber, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik und Astrophysik (Germany)
Lothar Strueder, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik und Astrophysik (Germany)
Joachim E. Truemper, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik und Astrophysik (Germany)
Eckhard Kendziorra, Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Ruediger Staubert, Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Veljko Radeka, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
Pavel Rehak, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
S. Rescia, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
Elena Gatti, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Antonio Longoni, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Marco Sampietro, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Peter Holl, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Josef Kemmer, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
U. Prechtel, MBB GmbH (Germany)
Helmut Riedel, MBB GmbH (Germany)
T. Ziemann, MBB GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1344:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Hugh S. Hudson, Editor(s)

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