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36-cm2 large monolythic pn-CCD detector for EPIC on XMM
Author(s): Peter Holl; Heinrich W. Braeuninger; Ulrich G. Briel; Robert Hartmann; Gisela D. Hartner; D. Hauff; Josef Kemmer; Eckhard Kendziorra; Norbert Krause; Peter Lechner; Bernhard Maier; Norbert Meidinger; Elmar Pfeffermann; Bernhard Pflueger; Martin Popp; Claus Reppin; Rainer H. Richter; J. Riedel; Heike Soltau; Diana Stoetter; Lothar Strueder; Joachim E. Truemper; Christoph von Zanthier
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Paper Abstract

Monolithic arrays of 12 CCDs, 3 by 1 cm2 each, have been developed and produced for the focal plane instrumentation of the European photon imaging camera (EPIC) on XMM and the German ABRIXAS x-ray satellite mission. The design parameters have been optimized to match the properties of the x-ray imaging optics as well as the x-ray intensity, energy bandwidth and characteristic time constants of the objects to observe. The pixel size is 150 by 150 micrometer2; readout is performed in parallel; low noise, spectroscopic performance is realized by on-chip integrated JFET electronics; highohmic, ultrapure bulk material allows full depletion and enhances the efficiency for higher energy x-ray detection. The fabrication process, the layout topology and the operating conditions guarantee for a ten year operation in space without performance degradation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3114, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, (15 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.278910
Show Author Affiliations
Peter Holl, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Ulrich G. Briel, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Robert Hartmann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Gisela D. Hartner, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
D. Hauff, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
Josef Kemmer, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Eckhard Kendziorra, Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Norbert Krause, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Peter Lechner, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Bernhard Maier, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Norbert Meidinger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Elmar Pfeffermann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Bernhard Pflueger, Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Martin Popp, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Claus Reppin, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Rainer H. Richter, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
J. Riedel, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
Heike Soltau, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Diana Stoetter, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Lothar Strueder, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Joachim E. Truemper, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Christoph von Zanthier, KETEK GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3114:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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