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High-Throughput Imaging Doubly Curved Bragg Crystal Spectrometer
Author(s): B. Byrnak; F. E. Christensen; N. J. Westergaard; H. W. Schnopper
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Paper Abstract

An X-ray spectrometer which is sensitive in the 0.5-7 keV energy range has been studied. The rays which are Bragg reflected from a doubly bent crystal positioned downstream of the focal plane of a grazing-incidence concentrator are focused along the axis of a position sensitive detector. High throughput, simultaneous (scanning free) photon recording throughout the spectral range of interest, and crystal limited resolution which is achieved with a concentrator using a conical approximation to Wolter-1 optics are the main advantages. The sensitivity for spectral line detection in the presence of background may compete with that of broadband detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy, (14 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966596
Show Author Affiliations
B. Byrnak, Danish Space Research Institute (Denmark)
F. E. Christensen, Danish Space Research Institute (Denmark)
N. J. Westergaard, Danish Space Research Institute (Denmark)
H. W. Schnopper, Danish Space Research Institute (Denmark)


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

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