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Absolute effective areas of the HETGS
Author(s): Norbert S. Schulz; Daniel Dewey; Herman L. Marshall
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Paper Abstract

XRCF measurements of the flight AXAF High Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer throughput were used to determine absolute effective areas. The result are compared with component models of the HRMA, HETG and the ACIS-S. The comparison provides an independent view on HETG efficiencies as well as the detector efficiencies along the dispersion direction. Using the XRCF double crystal monochromator measurements in the range from 0.9 to 8.7 keV, the effective areas in the 1st order MEG were determined with an accuracy of better than 10 percent, in the 1st order HEG better than 15 percent throughout most of the energy range. This is within the goal set for the XRCF measurements to refine state of the art composite component model predictions, which in the future will allow us to draw conclusions on the in-flight HETGS absolute effective area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1998
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 3444, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions, (19 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.331234
Show Author Affiliations
Norbert S. Schulz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Daniel Dewey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Herman L. Marshall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3444:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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