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On The Design Of Scattering Polarimeters At The Focus Of An X-Ray Telescope
Author(s): M. C. Weisskopf; R. F. Elsner; R. Novick; P. Kaaret; E. Silver
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Paper Abstract

A polarimeter utilizing the polarization dependence of x-ray scattering from the low Z metal Lithium will be flown on the SPECTRUM-X-Gamma missionl. The instrument will reside at the focus of one of the SODART x-ray telescopes. An important design consideration is the spurious polarization signature which occurs when unpolarized incident flux is focused a relatively small distance away from the precise axis of symmetry. In this paper we present the results of analytical and Monte-Carlo studies of this effect.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1159, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics, (27 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962615
Show Author Affiliations
M. C. Weisskopf, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)
R. F. Elsner, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)
R. Novick, Columbia University (United States)
P. Kaaret, Columbia University (United States)
E. Silver, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)


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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