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CCD Advances For X-Ray Scientific Measurements In 1985
Author(s): James Janesick; Tom Elliott; Stewart Collins; Taher Daud; Dave Campbell; Arsham Dingizian; Gordon Garmire
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Paper Abstract

A theoretical model is presented which predicts the output response of a CCD to soft X-ray spectra. The model simulates the four fundamental parameters that ultimately limit CCD performance: Quantum efficiency, charge collection efficiency, charge transfer efficiency, and read noise. Simulated results are presented for a wide variety of CCD structures, and general conclusions are presented about achieving a practical balance of sensitivity, energy, and spatial resolution for an AXAF instrument. We compare the results of the analysis to an existing state-of-the-art CCD and project improvements which will be made in the near future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1986
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy, (14 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966602
Show Author Affiliations
James Janesick, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)
Tom Elliott, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)
Stewart Collins, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)
Taher Daud, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)
Dave Campbell, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)
Arsham Dingizian, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)
Gordon Garmire, Pennsylvania State University (United States)


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

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