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Novel gaseous x-ray polarimeter: data analysis and simulation
Author(s): Ronaldo Bellazzini; F. Angelini; Luca Baldini; Alessandro Brez; Enrico Costa; Giuseppe Di Persio; Luca Latronico; M. M. Massai; Nicola Omodei; Luigi Pacciani; Paolo Soffitta; Gloria Spandre
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Paper Abstract

We report on the development of a new higly efficient polarimeter, based on the photoelectric effect in gas, for the 2-10 keV energy range, a particularly interesting band for x-ray astronomy. We derive the polarization information by reconstructing the direction of photoelectron emission with a pixel gas detector. Attention is focused on the algorithms used in data analysis in order to maximize the sensitivity of the instrument. Monte Carlo simulation is also discussed in details.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4843, Polarimetry in Astronomy, (14 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459381
Show Author Affiliations
Ronaldo Bellazzini, INFN/Pisa (Italy)
F. Angelini, INFN/Pisa (Italy)
Luca Baldini, INFN/Pisa (Italy)
Alessandro Brez, INFN/Pisa (Italy)
Enrico Costa, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale-CNR (Italy)
Giuseppe Di Persio, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale-CNR (Italy)
Luca Latronico, INFN/Pisa (Italy)
INFN (Italy)
M. M. Massai, INFN/Pisa (Italy)
INFN (Italy)
Nicola Omodei, INFN/Pisa (Italy)
INFN (Italy)
Luigi Pacciani, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale-CNR (Italy)
Paolo Soffitta, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale-CNR (Italy)
Gloria Spandre, INFN/Pisa (Italy)
INFN (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4843:
Polarimetry in Astronomy
Silvano Fineschi, Editor(s)

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