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Thermal and time dependence of radiation-induced phosphorescence in UV window materials
Author(s): Steven N. Osterman
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Paper Abstract

Radiation induced phosphorescence of uv windows has the potential for generating crippling levels of background signal in space flight sensors. VUV fluorescence spectra have been obtained for three common window materials, and the phosphorescence decay curves have been recorded for a range of temperatures for two of the samples tested. We present this data and employ models used to fit the STIS background data to analyze the observed decay curves.

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Date Published: 12 September 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5898, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIV, 58981H (12 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.615949
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Steven N. Osterman, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5898:
UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIV
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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