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Silicon x-ray array detector concept
Author(s): Veikko J. Kamarainen; Heikki Sipila; Osmi R. Vilhu; Erik Laegsgaard; Ivor Taylor
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Paper Abstract

The scientific goals and the principal design features of the Silicon X-ray Array (SIXA) detector to be flown on the Spectrum-X-gamma satellite are briefly reviewed. The SIXA detector has 19 parallel amplifier channels and an estimated resolution of 170-180 eV at 6 keV. Several measurement modes are available for different scientific measurements. The high sensitivity, broad energy range, and good resolution of the SIXA detector will provide high-quality, time-resolved X-ray spectra from a large sample of astronomical objects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1344, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23277
Show Author Affiliations
Veikko J. Kamarainen, Outokumpu Electronics Oy (Finland)
Heikki Sipila, Outokumpu Electronics Oy (Finland)
Osmi R. Vilhu, Univ. of Helsinki (Finland)
Erik Laegsgaard, Univ. of Aarhus (Denmark)
Ivor Taylor, Princeton Gamma-Tech Inc. (United States)


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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