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Development Of Silicon Drift Chambers For X-Ray Astronomy
Author(s): T. J. Sumner; G. K. Rochester; G. Hall; S. Roe; R. Wheadon; C. C. Zammit; L. Evensen; B. S. Avset
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Paper Abstract

Detectors for x-ray (1-10 keV) astronomy based on silicon drift chamber (SDC) devices offer significant advantages over some types of existing detector and the potential performance of such devices is summarised. Our development program is outlined together with a discussion of device designs which are being pursued. Results are presented from some recently acquired two-dimensional drift devices working at room temperature, and from some large area drift diodes working at low temperature.

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Date Published: 27 November 1989
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1159, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics, (27 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962614
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T. J. Sumner, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine (United Kingdom)
G. K. Rochester, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine (United Kingdom)
G. Hall, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine (United Kingdom)
S. Roe, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine (United Kingdom)
R. Wheadon, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine (United Kingdom)
C. C. Zammit, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine (United Kingdom)
L. Evensen, Senter for Industriforskning (Norway)
B. S. Avset, Senter for Industriforskning (Norway)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1159:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics
Charles J. Hailey; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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