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The GSFC/Wisconsin X-Ray Spectroscopy Investigation for AXAF
Author(s): S. S. Holt; R. L. Kelley; S. H. Moseley; R. F. Mushotzky; A. E. Szymkowiak; D. McCammon; M. Juda; J. Zhang
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Paper Abstract

We describe a novel device which combines the high quantum efficiency of a photoelectric detector with the high energy resolution of a dispersive spectrometer in a system that operates simultaneously over the whole AXAF bandpass. It is basically an X-ray calorimeter, in which the temperature rise of an X-ray absorber following the deposition of energy from a single X-ray photon can be measured to an accuracy expected to be of order one part in 1000 at 6 keV.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy, (14 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966591
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S. S. Holt, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
R. L. Kelley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
S. H. Moseley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
R. F. Mushotzky, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, (United States)
A. E. Szymkowiak, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
D. McCammon, University of Wisconsin (United States)
M. Juda, University of Wisconsin (United States)
J. Zhang, University of Wisconsin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0597:
X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy
J. Leonard Culhane, Editor(s)

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