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Fabrication of the ASTRO-E hard-x-ray detector
Author(s): Kazuhiro Nakazawa; Tuneyoshi Kamae; Kazuo Makishima; Tadayuki Takahashi; Toshio Murakami; Makoto Tashiro; Yasushi Fukazawa; Takayuki Tamura; Naoko Iyomoto; K. Ebisawa; Y. Ezoe; M. Hamaya; M. Horii; Naoki Isobe; Motohide Kokubun; J. Kotoku; Aya Kubota; Yukari Matsumoto; Tsunefumi Mizuno; Y. Mizuno; Kunishiro Mori; Tomohisa Onishi; Naomi Ota; Shin'ichi Shinoda; Masahiko Sugiho; Koji Taguchi; I. Takahasi; Masaaki Tanaka; Chiharu Tanihata; Yukikatsu Terada; Yasunobu Uchiyama; S. Watanabe; Kazutaka Yamaoka; D. Yonetoku
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Paper Abstract

The Hard X-ray Detector (HXD) is one of the three instruments on the fifth Japanese cosmic X-ray satellite ASTRO-E, scheduled for launch in January 2000. The HXD covers a wide energy range of 10-600 keV, using 16 identical GSO/BGO phoswich-counter modules, of which the low-energy efficiency is greatly improved by adding 2 m-thick silicon PIN diodes. Production of the HXD has been completed and pre-flight calibration is now in progress. The design concept of the HXD sensor, detail of the production process, and a brief summary of the measured performance is reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3765, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X, (22 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366496
Show Author Affiliations
Kazuhiro Nakazawa, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Tuneyoshi Kamae, Univ. of Tokyo (United States)
Kazuo Makishima, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Tadayuki Takahashi, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Toshio Murakami, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Makoto Tashiro, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Yasushi Fukazawa, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Takayuki Tamura, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Naoko Iyomoto, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
K. Ebisawa, Meisei Electric Co. Ltd. (Japan)
Y. Ezoe, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
M. Hamaya, Meisei Electric Co. Ltd. (Japan)
M. Horii, Meisei Electric Co. Ltd. (Japan)
Naoki Isobe, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Motohide Kokubun, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
J. Kotoku, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Aya Kubota, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Yukari Matsumoto, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Tsunefumi Mizuno, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Y. Mizuno, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Kunishiro Mori, Clear Pulse Co. Ltd. (Japan)
Tomohisa Onishi, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Naomi Ota, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Shin'ichi Shinoda, Meisei Electric Co. Ltd. (Japan)
Masahiko Sugiho, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Koji Taguchi, Meisei Electric Co. Ltd. (Japan)
I. Takahasi, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Masaaki Tanaka, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Chiharu Tanihata, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Yukikatsu Terada, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Yasunobu Uchiyama, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
S. Watanabe, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Kazutaka Yamaoka, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
D. Yonetoku, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3765:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Kathryn A. Flanagan, Editor(s)

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