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Soft x-ray response of the prototype CCD camera (XIS) for Astro-E
Author(s): Kiyoshi Hayashida; Shunji Kitamoto; Emi Miyata; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Kiyoshi Hashimotodani; Kazunori Katayama; Takayoshi Kohmura; Reiko Asakura; Kumi Yoshita; Haruyoshi Katayama; Makoto Shouho; Katsuji Koyama; Takeshi G. Tsuru; Hisamitsu Awaki; Tadayasu Dotani; Masanobu Ozaki; George R. Ricker; John P. Doty; Mark W. Bautz; Steven E. Kissel; Richard F. Foster
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Paper Abstract

The x-ray imaging spectrometers (XIS) are x-ray CCD cameras on-board the Astro-E satellite launched in 2000. The XIS consists of 4 cameras, each of them will be installed on a focal plane of the Astro-E X-ray Telescope (XRT). The XIS not only have a higher sensitivity, which comes from a larger effective area of the XRT and thicker depletion layers of the XIS CCDs, than ASCA SIS. But also have several features that will overcome the radiation damage effects anticipated in the orbit. The calibration experiment at Osaka focuses on the soft x-ray response of the XIS. The calibration system employs a grating spectrometer which irradiates the CCD with dispersed x-rays. We have obtained preliminary results on the XIS proto model, including the energy-pulse-height relation, the energy-resolution relation, and the quantum efficiency at the energy range of 0.25-2.2 keV.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1998
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3445, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IX, (10 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330285
Show Author Affiliations
Kiyoshi Hayashida, Osaka Univ. (Japan) and Japan Science and Technology Corp. (Japan)
Shunji Kitamoto, Osaka Univ. (Japan) and Japan Science and Technology Corp. (Japan)
Emi Miyata, Osaka Univ. (Japan) and Japan Science and Technology Corp. (Japan)
Hiroshi Tsunemi, Osaka Univ. (Japan) and Japan Science and Technology Corp. (Japan)
Kiyoshi Hashimotodani, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Kazunori Katayama, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Takayoshi Kohmura, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Reiko Asakura, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Kumi Yoshita, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Haruyoshi Katayama, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Makoto Shouho, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Katsuji Koyama, Kyoto Univ. (Japan) and Japan Science and Technology Corp. (Japan)
Takeshi G. Tsuru, Kyoto Univ. (Japan) and Japan Science and Technology Corp. (Japan)
Hisamitsu Awaki, Kyoto Univ. (Japan) and Japan Science and Technology Corp. (Japan)
Tadayasu Dotani, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Masanobu Ozaki, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
George R. Ricker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
John P. Doty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Mark W. Bautz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Steven E. Kissel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Richard F. Foster, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3445:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IX
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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