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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 4140

X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI
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Volume Details

Volume Number: 4140
Date Published: 13 December 2000
Softcover: 60 papers (612) pages
ISBN: 9780819437853

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In-orbit calibration of the XMM-Newton telescopes
Author(s): Philippe Gondoin; Bernd Aschenbach; Christian Erd; David H. Lumb; S. Majerowicz; Doris Neumann; Jean Luc Sauvageot
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In-flight calibration of the XMM-Newton reflection grating spectrometers
Author(s): Christian Erd; M. Audard; Antonius J. F. den Boggende; Graziella Branduardi-Raymont; A. C. Brinkman; Jean Cottam; Luc Dubbeldam; Manuel Guedel; Jan-Willem den Herder; Jelle S. Kaastra; Steven M. Kahn; Rolf Mewe; Frits B. S. Paerels; John Russell Peterson; Andrew P. Rasmussen; Irini Sakelliou; Joshua Spodek; Knud Thomsen; Cor P. de Vries; Alex Zehnder
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In-orbit calibration activities of the XMM-Newton EPIC cameras
Author(s): David H. Lumb; Philippe Gondoin; Martin J. L. Turner; Anthony F. Abbey; Paul J. Bennie; Steve Sembay; G. J. Griffiths; Philippe Ferrando; Jean Luc Sauvageot; Elena Belsole; Claude Pigot; Ulrich G. Briel; Konrad Dennerl; Frank Haberl; Gisela D. Hartner; Eckhard Kendziorra; Marcus Kirsch; Markus Kuster; Silvano Molendi; Gabriele E. Villa; Andrea Tiengo; A. Lagostina; E. Serpell
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Effect of low-energy protons on the performance of the EPIC pn-CCD detector on XMM-Newton
Author(s): Eckhard Kendziorra; Tobias Clauss; Norbert Meidinger; Marcus Kirsch; Markus Kuster; Patrick Risse; Gisela D. Hartner; Ruediger Staubert; Lothar Strueder
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Swift gamma-ray burst MIDEX
Author(s): Neil A. Gehrels
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Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) on the Swift MIDEX mission
Author(s): Scott D. Barthelmy
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Swift X-Ray Telescope
Author(s): David N. Burrows; Joanne E. Hill; John A. Nousek; Alan A. Wells; Alexander T. Short; Richard Willingale; Oberto Citterio; Guido Chincarini; G. Tagliaferri
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Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope of the Swift MIDEX mission
Author(s): Peter W. A. Roming; Leisa K. Townsley; John A. Nousek; Peter F. Altimore; Traci Case; Sally D. Hunsberger; Scott Koch; Keith O. Mason; Mary J. Carter; Mark S. Cropper; Barry K. Hancock; Howard E. Huckle; Tom E. Kennedy; Michael K. McLelland; Kelly Smith; Ronnie Killough; Cheng Ho
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Laboratory x-ray CCD camera electronics: a test bed for the Swift X-Ray Telescope
Author(s): Joanne E. Hill; Michael E. Zugger; Jason Shoemaker; Mark E. Witherite; Scott Koch; Lester Lisheng Chou; Traci Case; David N. Burrows
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Radiation environment of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Author(s): Stephen L. O'Dell; Mark W. Bautz; William C. Blackwell; Yousaf M. Butt; Robert A. Cameron; Ronald F. Elsner; M. Susan Gussenhoven; Jeffery J. Kolodziejczak; Joseph I. Minow; Robert M. Suggs; Douglas A. Swartz; Allyn F. Tennant; Shanil N. Virani; Kevin M. Warren
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Modeling the Chandra space environment
Author(s): William C. Blackwell; Joseph I. Minow; Stephen L. O'Dell; Robert M. Suggs; Douglas A. Swartz; Allyn F. Tennant; Shanil N. Virani; Kevin M. Warren
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Characterization of the radiation damage in the Chandra x-ray CCDs
Author(s): Gregory Y. Prigozhin; Steven E. Kissel; Mark W. Bautz; Catherine Grant; Beverly LaMarr; Richard F. Foster; George R. Ricker
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Ion transmission to the focal plane of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Author(s): Jeffery J. Kolodziejczak; Ronald F. Elsner; Robert A. Austin; Stephen L. O'Dell
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Event screening for the Chandra X-Ray Observatory High-Resolution Camera (HRC)
Author(s): Stephen S. Murray; John H. Chappell; Almus T. Kenter; Michael Juda; Ralph Porter Kraft; Martin V. Zombeck; Gary R. Meehan; Gerald K. Austin; Joaquim J. Gomes
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Improving Chandra High-Resolution Camera event positions via corrections to crossed-grid charge detector signals
Author(s): Michael Juda; Gerald K. Austin; John H. Chappell; Joaquim J. Gomes; Almus T. Kenter; Ralph Porter Kraft; Stephen S. Murray; Martin V. Zombeck
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Silicon microchannel plates: initial results for photon counting detectors
Author(s): Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Anton S. Tremsin; John V. Vallerga; Charles P. Beetz; Robert W. Boerstler; D. R. Winn
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High-resolution imaging microchannel plate detector for EUV spectrometry
Author(s): Nigel P. Bannister; Jonathan S. Lapington; Martin Adrian Barstow; George W. Fraser; B. S. Sanderson; J. A. Tandy; James F. Pearson; J. E. Spragg
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Transmission line modeling of gain saturation in microchannel plate detectors
Author(s): Leonardo Giudicotti; Giuseppe Talli
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Characteristics of Photonis 6-um pore microchannel plates
Author(s): James F. Pearson; Adam N. Brunton; Adrian P. Martin; George W. Fraser; John Ernest Lees; J.-P. Boutot; R. Fairbend; Sven Olof Flyckt
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6-um pore microchannel plate detectors for the ROSETTA-RTOF experiment
Author(s): Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Karl E. Kromer; Peter Wurz; R. Schletti; H. Cottard
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Construction and testing of a pixellated CZT detector and shield for a hard x-ray astronomy balloon flight
Author(s): Peter Forbes Bloser; Tomohiko Narita; Jonathan A. Jenkins; Jonathan E. Grindlay
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Performance of a prototype CdZnTe detector module for hard x-ray astrophysics
Author(s): Kimberly R. Slavis; Paul F. Dowkontt; Fred Duttweiler; John W. Epstein; Paul L. Hink; George L. Huszar; Emrah Kalemci; Philippe C. Leblanc; James L. Matteson; Michael R. Pelling; Richard E. Rothschild; Edwin A. Stephan; Tumay O. Tumer; Gerald J. Visser
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Subpixel spatial resolution of the x-ray CCD based on the charge cloud shape
Author(s): Junko Hiraga; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Emi Miyata; Daisuke Akutsu; Chikara Natsukari
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Fitting method for analyzing polarized x-rays on CCD camera
Author(s): Masahiro Tsujimoto; Hiroshi Murakami; Kenji Hamaguchi; Takeshi G. Tsuru; Hisamitsu Awaki; Katsuji Koyama
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Evaluation of irradiation-induced deep levels in Si
Author(s): Kenichiro Kono; Jessica G. Sandland; Kazumi Wada; Lionel C. Kimerling
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AGILE silicon tracker: an advanced gamma- and x-ray detector for space
Author(s): Giulio Fedel; Guido Barbiellini; F. Liello; Francesco Longo; C. Pontoni; Michela Prest; Erik Vallazza
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Instrumental and astrophysical performances of SuperAGILE on-board AGILE Gamma-Ray mission
Author(s): Paolo Soffitta; Enrico Costa; Ettore Del Monte; Marco Feroci; Igor Lapshov; Marcello Mastropietro; Ennio Morelli; Massimo Rapisarda; Alda Rubini; Guido Barbiellini; Francesco Longo; Sandro Mereghetti; Aldo Morselli; Michela Prest; Marco Tavani; Erik Vallazza; Stefano Vercellone
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Beam test of the BGO anticoincidence shield for IBIS on INTEGRAL
Author(s): Jens Michael Poulsen; Paolo F. Sarra; W. Hajdas; Pietro Ubertini; E. M. Quadrini; Piotr Orleanski; Kjell Bronstad; Antony J. Bird; Giampiero de Cesare; Arne O. Solberg; P. Bastia
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Solid state slit camera (SSC) of the MAXI mission for JEM (Japanese Experiment Module) on the International Space Station (ISS)
Author(s): Hiroshi Tomida; Masaru Matsuoka; Ken'ichi Torii; Shiro Ueno; Mutsumi Sugizaki; Wei Ming Yuan; Yuji Shirasaki; M. Sakano; Shigenori Komatsu; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Emi Miyata; Nobuyuki Kawai; Atsumasa Yoshida; Tatehiro Mihara; Isao Tanaka
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Imaging microwell detectors for x-ray and gamma-ray applications
Author(s): J. Kevin Black; Phil Deines-Jones; Stanley D. Hunter; Keith Jahoda; J. Huang; Thomas N. Jackson; H. Klauk; W. Qian
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Silicon drift chamber with extended energy range
Author(s): Claudio Labanti; Daniele Dal Fiume; Carlo Fiorini; Antonio Longoni; Alessandro Mauri; Francesco Perotti; Elio Rossi; John Buchan Stephen
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Preliminary results from the 1999 balloon flight of the Liquid Xenon Gamma-Ray Imaging Telescope (LXeGRIT)
Author(s): Elena Aprile; Uwe G. Oberlack; Alessandro Curioni; Valeri Egorov; Karl-Ludwig Giboni; Sandro Ventura; Tadayoshi Doke; Jun Kikuchi; Kyoko Takizawa; Edward L. Chupp; Philip P. Dunphy
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Spectroscopy and imaging performance of the Liquid Xenon Gamma-Ray Imaging Telescope (LXeGRIT)
Author(s): Elena Aprile; Alessandro Curioni; Valeri Egorov; Karl-Ludwig Giboni; Uwe G. Oberlack; Sandro Ventura; Tadayoshi Doke; Jun Kikuchi; Kyoko Takizawa; Edward L. Chupp; Philip P. Dunphy
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Development of arrays of TES x-ray detectors
Author(s): Steven W. Deiker; J. A. Chervenak; Gene C. Hilton; Martin E. Huber; Kent D. Irwin; John M. Martinis; Sae Woo Nam; D. A. Wollman
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Progress in the development of Mo/Au transition-edge sensors for x-ray spectroscopy
Author(s): Caroline Kilbourn Stahle; Regis P. Brekosky; Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano; Fred M. Finkbeiner; John D. Gygax; Mary J. Li; Mark A. Lindeman; Frederick Scott Porter; Nilesh Tralshawala
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X-ray pulse-shape analysis on bridge-type microcalorimeters with Ti-Au transition-edge sensors
Author(s): Masahiro Ukibe; Keiichi Tanaka; Fuminori Hirayama; Taku Mizuki; Tomotaka Hikosaka; Toshimitsu Morooka; Kazuo Chinone; Ushio Kawabe; Toshio Nemoto; Masao Koyanagi; Masataka Ohkubo; Naoto Kobayashi
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Sounding rocket mission to study the solar soft x-ray and EUV emission using transition-edge sensor technology
Author(s): Kolo D. Wamba; Arthur B. C. Walker; Dennis S. Martinez-Galarce; Sae Woo Nam; Kent D. Irwin; Steven W. Deiker; Blas Cabrera; Lawrence Lesyna; Stephen F. Powell; Aaron J. Miller; David W. Robertson; Paul F. X. Boerner; Phillip C. Baker; Troy W. Barbee; Richard B. Hoover
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NTD germanium-based microcalorimeters for hard x-ray spectroscopy
Author(s): Eric H. Silver; Simon R. Bandler; Herbert W. Schnopper; Stephen S. Murray; Marco Barbera; Norman W. Madden; Don A. Landis; Jeffrey W. Beeman; Eugene E. Haller
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8 AgReO4 microcalorimeter array for the direct detection of the neutrino mass
Author(s): Angelo Alessandrello; Chiara Brofferio; Oliviero Cremonesi; Ettore Fiorini; Andrea Giuliani; Angelo Nucciotti; Maura Pavan; Gianluigi Pessina; Ezio Previtali; Monica Sisti; Luigi Zanotti; Benno Margesin; Giorgio Pigmatel; Mario Zen; Jeffrey W. Beeman; Eugene E. Haller
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Laboratory astrophysics using a spare XRS microcalorimeter
Author(s): Frederick Scott Porter; Michael Damian Audley; Peter Beiersdorfer; Kevin R. Boyce; Regis P. Brekosky; Gregory V. Brown; Keith C. Gendreau; John D. Gygax; Steven M. Kahn; Richard L. Kelley; Caroline Kilbourn Stahle; Andrew E. Szymkowiak
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Position-sensing transition-edge sensors for large-field high-energy-resolution x-ray imaging spectroscopy
Author(s): Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano; Caroline Kilbourn Stahle; Fred M. Finkbeiner; Mary J. Li; Mark A. Lindeman; Nilesh Tralshawala; Carl Michael Stahle
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Imaging x-ray spectroscopy with superconducting phase transition thermometers
Author(s): Manfred Bruckmayer; Susan Cooper; Hans Kraus; Franz Proebst; Wolfgang Seidel
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High-resolution hard x-ray and gamma-ray spectrometers based on superconducting absorbers coupled to superconducting transition edge sensors
Author(s): Marcel L. van den Berg; Daniel T. Chow; Alex Loshak; Mark F. Cunningham; Troy W. Barbee; Matthias A. Frank; Simon E. Labov
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Magnetic calorimeters for x-ray and gamma-ray detection
Author(s): J. S. Adams; Simon R. Bandler; Christian Enss; Andreas Fleischmann; Y. H. Huang; Y. H. Kim; Jan Schoenefeld; George M. Seidel; R. Weis
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Temperature profile of IR-blocking windows used in cryogenic x-ray spectrometers
Author(s): Stephan Friedrich; Timothy B. Funk; Owen B. Drury; Simon E. Labov
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Thermoelectric single-photon detectors for x-ray/UV radiation
Author(s): Gilbert G. Fritz; Kent S. Wood; Deborah Van Vechten; Ashot L. Gyulamiryan; Armen S. Kuzanyan; Nicholas J. Giordano; Todd M. Jacobs; Huey-D. Wu; James S. Horwitz; Armen M. Gulian
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Ground support equipment for scientific tests and calibration of the AGILE instrument
Author(s): Massimo Trifoglio; Fulvio Gianotti; John Buchan Stephen; Enrico Celesti; Claudio Labanti; Alessandro Traci
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Test campaign of the minicalorimeter for the AGILE Satellite
Author(s): Elio Rossi; Natalia Auricchio; Enrico Celesti; Guido Di Cocco; Marcello Galli; Alessandro Mauri; Claudio Labanti; Filomena Schiavone; Alessandro Traci
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Data handling system of the gamma-ray space detector AGILE
Author(s): Aldo Morselli; A. Argan; Enrico Costa; Marco Feroci; Claudio Labanti; Piergiorgio Picozza; Michela Prest; A. Salamon; Paolo Soffitta; Marco Tavani; Erik Vallazza
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Optimization of spectral performances of the XMM-EPIC MOS camera systems: event selection and energy reconstruction schemes tested on calibration data
Author(s): Claude Pigot; Jean Luc Sauvageot; Philippe Ferrando; Elena Belsole
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Dependence of gas gain on x-ray-absorbed position in the proportional counter
Author(s): Ikuya Sakurai; Tatehiro Mihara; Nobuyuki Kawai; Atsumasa Yoshida; Yuji Shirasaki; Masaru Matuoka; Mutsumi Sugizaki; Toshikazu Kamae
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Background simulation for a balloon-borne gas scintillation proportional counter
Author(s): Douglas A. Swartz; Y. Z. Chen; Brian D. Ramsey
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Gas electron multiplier (GEM) detectors for an advanced x-ray monitor
Author(s): Ronald A. Remillard; Alan M. Levine; Edward A. Boughan; Hale V. Bradt; Edward H. Morgan; Ulrich J. Becker; Seppo Arvo Anter Nenonen; Osmi R. Vilhu
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On-line quick-look analysis and archiving system for the calibration of the PICsIT high-energy detector on the INTEGRAL satellite
Author(s): John Buchan Stephen; Massimo Trifoglio; Fulvio Gianotti
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Scientific performance evaluation of the PICsIT qualification model of the IBIS telescope
Author(s): Claudio Labanti; John Buchan Stephen; Ezio Caroli; Guido Di Cocco; Gianclaudio Ferro; Fulvio Gianotti; Giuseppe Malaguti; Alessandro Mauri; Elio Rossi; Filomena Schiavone; Aldo Spizzichino; Alessandro Traci; Massimo Trifoglio
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SODART-OXS experiment simulation
Author(s): Hans-Joachim Wiebicke; Ingolf Halm; Finn Erland Christensen
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Modeling the Chandra high-energy transmission gratings below 2 keV
Author(s): Kathryn A. Flanagan; Thomas H. Markert; John E. Davis; Mark L. Schattenburg; Richard L. Blake; Frank Scholze; Peter Bulicke; R. Fliegauf; S. Kraft; Gerhard Ulm; Eric M. Gullikson
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Hard x-ray polarimetry with a thick CdTe position sensitive spectrometer
Author(s): Ezio Caroli; Giuseppe Bertuccio; Adriano Cola; Rui M. Curado da Silva; Ariano Donati; Waldes Dusi; Gianni Landini; Paul Siffert; Marco Sampietro; John Buchan Stephen
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Cyclone Hard X-Ray Observatory
Author(s): Steven E. Boggs; Robert P. Lin; Brian R. Dennis; Norman W. Madden; Peter von Ballmoos; Knud Thomsen; Gordon J. Hurford; Kevin C. Hurley; David M. Smith; Pierre Jean; Juergen Knoedlseder; Robyn M. Millan
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Performances of XA1.3 ASIC chip for the SuperAGILE experiment on board of AGILE
Author(s): Ettore Del Monte; Enrico Costa; Giuseppe Di Persio; Marco Feroci; Igor Lapshov; Bruno Martino; Marcello Mastropietro; Ennio Morelli; Michela Prest; Alda Rubini; Paolo Soffitta; Erik Vallazza
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