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Estimate of the background for the x-ray microcalorimeter Spectrometer onboard of IXO
Author(s): Emanuele Perinati; Teresa Mineo; Luca Colasanti; Simone Lotti; Claudio Macculi; Lorenzo Natalucci; Luigi Piro
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Paper Abstract

We present a study of the background for the array of microcalorimeters onboard of the International X-ray Observatory space mission. We investigated through simulations the rates at the focal plane of soft and hard particles in L2 orbit. Assuming the presence of an anticoincidence instrument, we derived an estimate of the residual background. The preliminary results reported in this paper are based on a number of simplifications of the actual picture. Efforts to improve the model are on-going.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 77323X (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856393
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Emanuele Perinati, INAF - IASF Palermo (Italy)
Teresa Mineo, INAF - IASF Palermo (Italy)
Luca Colasanti, INAF - IASF Roma (Italy)
Simone Lotti, INAF - IASF Roma (Italy)
Claudio Macculi, INAF - IASF Roma (Italy)
Lorenzo Natalucci, INAF - IASF Roma (Italy)
Luigi Piro, INAF - IASF Roma (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7732:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Monique Arnaud; Stephen S. Murray; Tadayuki Takahashi, Editor(s)

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