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X-Ray Imaging Spectroscopy With EEV CCDS
Author(s): David H Lumb; Andrew D Holland
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Paper Abstract

The requirements for CCDs which may be used in future X-ray astronomical missions are discussed. Results from a programme designed to enhance commercially available CCDs for X-ray spectroscopic applications are presented. The use of deep depletion technology allows a combination of good X-ray detection efficiency (> 50% at 6 keV) and X-ray energy resolution (e, 100eV FWHM). The effects on the scientific performance of a radiation dose of as little as 14 krads are shown to be potentially serious. Further developments in the topics of back illumination and large area arrays are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0982, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy II, (21 December 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.948708
Show Author Affiliations
David H Lumb, University of Leicester (U.K)
Andrew D Holland, University of Leicester (U.K)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0982:
X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy II
Leon Golub, Editor(s)

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