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Development of TES microcalorimeters for future x-ray missions
Author(s): L. Ferrari; S. Dussoni; F. Gatti; D. Pergolesi; M. Ribeiro Gomes; R. Valle; L. Piro; L. Colasanti; M. Ferrari Toniolo; G. Torrioli; P. Bastia
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Paper Abstract

A program for developing TES microcalorimeters for contributions to future Italian X-ray astronomy missions is under course. Its main scientific goals are the spectroscopic study of extreme astrophysical objects, characterized by very large energy release over short time scale, in particular gamma-ray bursts and transient compact objects, and the study of the early and close-by Universe by using gamma-ray bursts as cosmological beacons. Presently, the energy resolution of our detector has been improved to about 6 eV at 6 keV, with rise-time of about 10 μs and fall time of few hundreds of μs. We are developing and studying the suitable absorbers for high count rate performances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6266, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 62662M (13 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672785
Show Author Affiliations
L. Ferrari, Univ. of Genoa (Italy)
INFN of Genoa (Italy)
S. Dussoni, Univ. of Genoa (Italy)
INFN of Genoa (Italy)
F. Gatti, Univ. of Genoa (Italy)
INFN of Genoa (Italy)
D. Pergolesi, Univ. of Genoa (Italy)
INFN of Genoa (Italy)
M. Ribeiro Gomes, Univ. of Genoa (Italy)
INFN of Genoa (Italy)
R. Valle, Univ. of Genoa (Italy)
INFN of Genoa (Italy)
L. Piro, Istituto Astrofisica e Fisica Cosmica, INAF (Italy)
L. Colasanti, Istituto Astrofisica e Fisica Cosmica, INAF (Italy)
M. Ferrari Toniolo, Istituto Astrofisica e Fisica Cosmica, INAF (Italy)
G. Torrioli, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie (Italy)
P. Bastia, Alenia Spazio, LABEN (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6266:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Martin J. L. Turner; Günther Hasinger, Editor(s)

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