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Silicon x-ray array detector on spectrum-x-gamma satellite
Author(s): Heikki Sipila; Pekka Huttunen; Veikko J. Kamarainen; Osmi R. Vilhu; Jouko A. Kurki; Gilbert W. Leppelmeier; Ivor Taylor; Arto Niemela; Erik Laegsgaard; Rashid Sunyaev
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Paper Abstract

The Silicon X-ray array, or 'SIXA' detector experiment will be carried by one of the 8-m focal length X-ray telescopes of the Spectrum-X-Gamma satellite. SIXA, which will measure X-ray spectra at good resolution simultaneously with the other X-ray telescope's gathering of images, uses 19 discrete, circular and closely packed Si(Li) detectors with an estimated resolution of 170-180 eV at 6 keV. The electronics of the SIXA instrument uses 19 parallel amplifier channels.

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Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1549, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy II, (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48342
Show Author Affiliations
Heikki Sipila, Outokumpu Electronics Oy (Finland)
Pekka Huttunen, Outokumpu Electronics Oy (Finland)
Veikko J. Kamarainen, Outokumpu Electronics Oy (Finland)
Osmi R. Vilhu, Univ. of Helsinki (Finland)
Jouko A. Kurki, Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (United States)
Gilbert W. Leppelmeier, Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Ivor Taylor, Princeton Gamma-Tech Inc. (United States)
Arto Niemela, Princeton Gamma-Tech Inc. (United States)
Erik Laegsgaard, Univ. of Aarhus (Denmark)
Rashid Sunyaev, Space Research Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1549:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Richard E. Rothschild, Editor(s)

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