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Crystal diffraction telescopes for nuclear astrophysics
Author(s): Peter von Ballmoos; Antje Kohnle; Juan E. Naya; Jean-Francois Olive; Gilbert Vedrenne; Robert K. Smither; Mohamed Faiz; Patricia B. Fernandez; Timothy Graber
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Paper Abstract

Until recently, focusing of gamma-radiation was regarded as an impracticable task. Today, gamma-ray lenses have become feasible and present promising perspectives for future instrumentation. For the first time in high energy astronomy the signal/noise ratio will be dramatically improved as gamma-rays are collected on the large area of a lens from where they are focused onto a small detector. Besides an unprecedented sensitivity, such instruments feature very high angular and energy resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 1996
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2806, Gamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Detectors, Techniques, and Missions, (18 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.253999
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Peter von Ballmoos, Ctr. d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements (France)
Antje Kohnle, Ctr. d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements (France)
Juan E. Naya, Ctr. d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements (France)
Jean-Francois Olive, Ctr. d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements (France)
Gilbert Vedrenne, Ctr. d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements (France)
Robert K. Smither, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Mohamed Faiz, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Patricia B. Fernandez, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Timothy Graber, Argonne National Lab. (United States)


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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