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Astro-E hard x-ray detector
Author(s): Tuneyoshi Kamae; Hajime Ezawa; Yasushi Fukazawa; Masaharu Hirayama; Eriko Idesawa; Naoko Iyomoto; Hidehiro Kaneda; Ginga Kawaguti; Motohide Kokubun; Hidetoshi Kubo; Aya Kubota; Kyoko Matsushita; Keiichi Matsuzaki; Kazuo Makishima; Tsunefumi Mizuno; Kazuhiro Nakazawa; Satoko Osone; H. Obayashi; Yoshitaka Saito; Takayuki Tamura; Masaaki Tanaka; Makoto Tashiro; Jun Kataoka; Toshio Murakami; Naomi Ota; Hideki Ozawa; Mutsumi Sugizaki; Kyoko Takizawa; Tadayuki Takahashi; Kazutaka Yamaoka; Atsumasa Yoshida; Hirokazu Ikeda; Kiwamu Tsukada; Masaharu Nomachi
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Paper Abstract

Astro-E is the x-ray satellite to be launched in the year 2000 by Inst. of Space & Astronautical Science. This report deals with the design and expected performance of the hard x-ray detector (HXD), one of the 3 experiments aboard Astro- E. The HXD is a combination of GSO/BGO well-type phoswich counters and silicon PIN diodes: the two combined will cover a wide energy band of 10 - 700 keV. The detector is characterized by its low background of approximately 10-5/s/cm2/keV and its sensitivity higher than any past missions between a few 10 keV and several 100 keV. Combined with the other 2 experiments, a micro-calorimeter array (XRS) and 4 CCD arrays (XIS), both with x-ray mirrors, the mission will cover the soft and hard x-ray range at a highest sensitivity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 1996
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2806, Gamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Detectors, Techniques, and Missions, (18 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.253993
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Tuneyoshi Kamae, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Hajime Ezawa, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Yasushi Fukazawa, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Masaharu Hirayama, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Eriko Idesawa, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Naoko Iyomoto, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Hidehiro Kaneda, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Ginga Kawaguti, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Motohide Kokubun, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Hidetoshi Kubo, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Aya Kubota, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Kyoko Matsushita, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Keiichi Matsuzaki, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Kazuo Makishima, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Tsunefumi Mizuno, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Kazuhiro Nakazawa, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Satoko Osone, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
H. Obayashi, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Yoshitaka Saito, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Takayuki Tamura, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Masaaki Tanaka, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Makoto Tashiro, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Jun Kataoka, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Toshio Murakami, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Naomi Ota, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Hideki Ozawa, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Mutsumi Sugizaki, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Kyoko Takizawa, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Tadayuki Takahashi, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Kazutaka Yamaoka, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Atsumasa Yoshida, RIKEN--The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Hirokazu Ikeda, National Lab. for High Energy Physics (Japan)
Kiwamu Tsukada, National Lab. for High Energy Physics (Japan)
Masaharu Nomachi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2806:
Gamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Detectors, Techniques, and Missions
Brian D. Ramsey; Thomas A. Parnell, Editor(s)

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