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Wide-field imaging spectrometer for ESA's future x-ray mission: XEUS
Author(s): Lothar Strueder; Robert Hartmann; Peter Holl; Josef Kemmer; Peter Klein; Norbert Krause; Peter Lechner; Gerhard Lutz; Norbert Meidinger; Elmar Pfeffermann; Martin Popp; Rainer H. Richter; Heike Soltau; Joachim E. Truemper; Christoph von Zanthier
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Paper Abstract

ESA's future x-ray mission, the x-ray evolving ESA's future x-ray mission, the x-ray evolving universe spectroscopy mission (XEUS) is actually under study as a potential successor of the XMM satellite. Its collecting area for x- rays form 100 eV up to 20 eV will be about 200 times larger than compared to XMM. The angular resolution will be improved by a factor of five. The field of view will eventually be as large as 10 arcmin. Novel wide field images are needed to overcome the limitations by the state-of-the- art CCD type detectors, limited due to the high number of x- rays focused into the focal plane. To face the problem of high count rate and large formats with simultaneous good energy resolution and high quantum efficiency we have proposed two new focal plane x-ray detectors: (a) a back illuminated active pixel sensor and (b) a 200 readout channel back illuminated frame store pn-CCD. Both will be fabricated at the MPI semiconductor lab on 500 micrometers high resistivity silicon.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 1999
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 3766, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions II, (29 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363630
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Lothar Strueder, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Robert Hartmann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Peter Holl, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Josef Kemmer, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Peter Klein, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
Norbert Krause, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Australia)
Peter Lechner, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Gerhard Lutz, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik und Astrophysik (Germany)
Norbert Meidinger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Elmar Pfeffermann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Martin Popp, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Rainer H. Richter, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
Heike Soltau, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Joachim E. Truemper, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Christoph von Zanthier, KETEK GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3766:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions II
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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