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X-ray pn-CCDs on the XMM Newton Observatory
Author(s): Lothar Strueder; Norbert Meidinger; Elmar Pfeffermann; Robert Hartmann; Heinrich W. Braeuninger; Claus Reppin; Ulrich G. Briel; Horst Hippmann; W. Kink; D. Hauff; Norbert Krause; Bernd Aschenbach; Gisela D. Hartner; Konrad Dennerl; Frank Haberl; Diana Stoetter; S. Kemmer; Joachim E. Truemper; Gerhard Lutz; Rainer H. Richter; P. Solc; Rouven Eckhardt; Eckhard Kendziorra; Markus Kuster; Christoph von Zanthier; Peter Holl; A. Viehl; S. Krisch; Josef Kemmer; Heike Soltau
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Paper Abstract

XMM-Newton, the most powerful X-ray telescope ever built was launched from the european space port Kourou on december 10 last year. Three large X-ray Wolter type mirror systems are focusing the incoming X-rays from 100 eV up to 15,000 eV onto the focal instruments: fully depleted backside illuminated pn-CCDs and frontside illuminated MOS-CCDs. The concept of the pn-CCD camera will be briefly described and its performance on ground and in orbit will be shown. Special emphasis will be given to the radiation hardening of the devices, to the instrument background and to the experience of charged particle background in space. A comparison of the performance on ground and after 5 months in space will be shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4012, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III, (18 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391614
Show Author Affiliations
Lothar Strueder, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Norbert Meidinger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Elmar Pfeffermann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Robert Hartmann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Claus Reppin, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Ulrich G. Briel, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Horst Hippmann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
W. Kink, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
D. Hauff, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
Norbert Krause, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Australia)
Bernd Aschenbach, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Gisela D. Hartner, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Konrad Dennerl, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Frank Haberl, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Diana Stoetter, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
S. Kemmer, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Joachim E. Truemper, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Gerhard Lutz, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
Rainer H. Richter, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
P. Solc, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
Rouven Eckhardt, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
Eckhard Kendziorra, Eberhard-Karls-Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Markus Kuster, Eberhard-Karls-Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Christoph von Zanthier, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Peter Holl, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
A. Viehl, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
S. Krisch, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Josef Kemmer, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Heike Soltau, KETEK GmbH (Germany)


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

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