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CCD focal-plane imaging detector for the JET-X instrument on spectrum R-G
Author(s): Alan A. Wells; Christian M. Castelli; Andrew D. Holland; Kieran J. McCarthy; J. E. Spragg; C. H. Whitford
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Paper Abstract

The two co-aligned x-ray imaging telescopes in the JET-X instrument on Spectrum R-G use passively cooled x-ray sensitive CCDs in the focal plane imagers. Development of the CCD for JET-X, the design and performance of the focal plane assembly are reviewed and improvements to both the low energy and high energy quantum efficiency are described. Performance data on spatial and energy resolution, and the rejection efficiency to charged particle background, obtained with prototype CCDs, are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 1549, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy II, (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48353
Show Author Affiliations
Alan A. Wells, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Christian M. Castelli, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Andrew D. Holland, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Kieran J. McCarthy, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
J. E. Spragg, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
C. H. Whitford, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)

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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