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Next generation of silicon-based x-ray microcalorimeters
Author(s): Caroline Kilbourn Stahle; Christine A. Allen; Kevin R. Boyce; Regis P. Brekosky; Gregory V. Brown; Jean Cottam; Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano; Massimiliano Galeazzi; John D. Gygax; Mindy Jacobson; Richard L. Kelley; Daihai Liu; Dan McCammon; R. A. McClanahan; Samuel Harvey Moseley; Frederick Scott Porter; Lindsay Erin Rocks; Wilton T. Sanders; Carl Michael Stahle; Andrew E. Szymkowiak; Ping Tan; John E. Vaillancourt
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Paper Abstract

After the design of the calorimeter array for the high-resolution x-ray spectrometer (XRS) on the original Astro-E was frozen, new fabrication techniques became available and our understanding of these devices continually increased. We are now able to complete the optimization of this technology and, potentially, to increase the capability of new XRS instrument for Astro-E2, our on-going sounding recket experiments, and possible further applications. The most significant improvement comes from greatly reducing the excess noise of the ion-implanted thermistors by increasing the thickness of the implanted region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461522
Show Author Affiliations
Caroline Kilbourn Stahle
Christine A. Allen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Kevin R. Boyce, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Regis P. Brekosky, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Gregory V. Brown, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jean Cottam, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Massimiliano Galeazzi, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
John D. Gygax, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Swales Corp. (United States)
Mindy Jacobson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Richard L. Kelley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Daihai Liu, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Dan McCammon, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
R. A. McClanahan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Samuel Harvey Moseley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Frederick Scott Porter, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Lindsay Erin Rocks, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Wilton T. Sanders, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Carl Michael Stahle, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Andrew E. Szymkowiak, Yale Univ. (United States)
Ping Tan, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
John E. Vaillancourt, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4851:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy
Joachim E. Truemper; Harvey D. Tananbaum, Editor(s)

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