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Advanced MOS CCDs for high-throughput x-ray astronomy missions
Author(s): Andrew D. Holland; Adam Keay; Ian Hutchinson; David J. Burt
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Paper Abstract

We present the latest design concepts of CCDs for the next generation of X-ray astronomical applications together with test results of new detector developments for these applications. In particular we consider ways of overcoming the fundamental limitations of these detectors, namely area coverage and low readout speeds. The manufacture of a high yielding, highly efficient CCD with a well understood response at all energies remains a high priority and we discuss our program to achieve this goal. Amongst other features: increased deep depletion and state of the art noise performance will be examined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4012, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III, (18 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391554
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Andrew D. Holland, Leicester Univ. (United Kingdom)
Adam Keay, Leicester Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ian Hutchinson, Leicester Univ. (United Kingdom)
David J. Burt, MAT Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4012:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III
Joachim E. Truemper; Bernd Aschenbach, Editor(s)

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