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X-Ray Polarimeters
Author(s): E. H. Silver; R. Novick; M. C. Weisskopf
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Paper Abstract

A review of the use of dispersive crystal and Thomson-scattering devices as X-ray polarimeters for solar and extrasolar observations is presented. The theory, design, performance characteristics, and statistical limitations of these devices are discussed.

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Date Published: 19 October 1977
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0112, Optical Polarimetry: Instrumentation and Applications, (19 October 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955540
Show Author Affiliations
E. H. Silver, Departments of Astronomy and Physics (United States)
R. Novick, Departments of Astronomy and Physics (United States)
M. C. Weisskopf, Departments of Astronomy and Physics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0112:
Optical Polarimetry: Instrumentation and Applications
Rasheed M. A. Azzam; David Coffeen, Editor(s)

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