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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 7011

Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
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Volume Details

Volume Number: 7011
Date Published: 6 August 2008
Softcover: 116 papers (1250) pages
ISBN: 9780819472212

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Front Matter: Volume 7011
Author(s): Proceedings of SPIE
The Constellation-X Observatory
Author(s): Jay Bookbinder; Randall Smith; Anne Hornschemeier; Michael Garcia; Nicholas White; Harvey Tananbaum; Robert Petre; Suzanne Romaine; Paul Reid
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Constellation-X mirror technology development
Author(s): W. W. Zhang; J. Bolognese; G. Byron; K. W. Chan; D. A. Content; T. J. Hadjimichael; Charles He; M. D. Hill; M. Hong; J. P. Lehan; L. Lozipone; J. M. Mazzarella; R. McClelland; D. T. Nguyen; L. Olsen; R. Petre; D. Robinson; S. O. Rohrbach; R. Russell; T. T. Saha; M. Sharpe; M. V. Gubarev; W. D. Jones; S. L. O'Dell; W. Davis; D. R. Caldwell; M. Freeman; W. Podgorski; P. B. Reid
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Multiplexed readout of uniform arrays of TES x-ray microcalorimeters suitable for Constellation-X
Author(s): Caroline A. Kilbourne; W. Bertrand Doriese; Simon R. Bandler; Regis P. Brekosky; Ari-David Brown; James A. Chervenak; Megan E. Eckart; Fred M. Finkbeiner; Gene C. Hilton; Kent D. Irwin; Naoko Iyomoto; Richard L. Kelley; F. Scott Porter; Carl D. Reintsema; Stephen J. Smith; Joel N. Ullom
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Fabrication and performance of blazed transmission gratings for x-ray astronomy
Author(s): Ralf K. Heilmann; Minseung Ahn; Mark L. Schattenburg
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Off-plane reflection gratings for Constellation-X
Author(s): Randall L. McEntaffer; Webster Cash; Ann Shipley
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Large effective area high angular resolution x-ray optics
Author(s): M. Bavdaz; D. Lumb; K. Wallace; E.-J. Buis; G. Vacanti; M. Beijersbergen; M. Collon
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The XEUS focal plane instruments
Author(s): Piet A. J. de Korte; Lothar Strüder; Didier Barret; Ronaldo Bellazzini; Lionel Duband; Didier Martin; Arvind Parmar; Luigi Piro; Tadayuki Takahashi; Dick Willingale
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Hard x-ray imaging system for XEUS
Author(s): Hideyo Kunieda; Tadayuki Takahashi; Motohide Kokubun; Kazuhiro Nakazawa; Yasushi Ogasaka
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Science with the XEUS high time resolution spectrometer
Author(s): D. Barret; T. Belloni; S. Bhattacharyya; M. Gilfanov; E. Gogus; J. Homan; M. Méndez; J. M. Miller; M. C. Miller; S. Mereghetti; S. Paltani; J. Poutanen; J. Wilms; A. A. Zdziarski
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XPOL: a photoelectric polarimeter onboard XEUS
Author(s): Enrico Costa; Ronaldo Bellazzini; Jean Bregeon; Alessandro Brez; Massimo Frutti; Sergio Di Cosimo; Luca Latronicio; Francesco Lazzarotto; Giorgio Matt; Massimo Minuti; Ennio Morelli; Fabio Muleri; Michele Pinchera; Massimiliano Razzano; Alda Rubini; Paolo Soffitta; Gloria Spandre
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Overview of ESA study activities on XEUS
Author(s): P. Gondoin; N. Rando; A. Parmar; D. Martin; P. Verhoeve; T. Oosterbroek; M. Bavdaz; K. Wallace; D. de Wilde; F. Safa
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Spectrum-Roentgen-Gamma astrophysical mission
Author(s): M. Pavlinsky; R. Sunyaev; E. Churazov; M. Gilfanov; A. Vikhlinin; G. Hasinger; P. Predehl; K. Mitsuda; R. Kelley; D. McCammon; T. Ohashi; J. W. den Herder; B. Ramsey; M. Gubarev; S. O'Dell; R. Fujimoto
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eROSITA camera design and first performance measurements with CCDs
Author(s): N. Meidinger; R. Andritschke; J. Elbs; O. Hälker; R. Hartmann; G. Hasinger; S. Herrmann; P. Holl; N. Kimmel; S. Müller; P. Predehl; G. Schächner; H. Soltau; L. Strüder; L. Tiedemann
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The Spektr-RG x-ray calorimeter
Author(s): J. W. den Herder; R. Kelley; D. McCammon; K. Mitsuda; H. Aarts; C. van Baren; M. Buntov; E. Churazov; E. Costantini; J. Cottam; L. Dubbeldam; Y. Ezoe; P. Friedrichs; R. Fujimoto; M. Gilvanov; Y. Ishisaki; J. Kaastra; C. Kilbourne; K. Kuntz; R. Mushotzky; M. Murakami; T. Nakagawa; T. Ohashi; M. Pavlinsky; R. Petre; F. Scott Porter; P. Predehl; Y. Sato; N. Semena; K. Shinozaki; R. K. Smith; S. Snowden; R. Sunyaev; H. Sugita; Y. Takei; A. Tkachenko; J. Vink; C. P. de Vries; N. White; N. Yamasaki; F. Zwart
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ART-XC: a medium-energy x-ray telescope system for the Spectrum-R-Gamma mission
Author(s): V. Arefiev; M. Pavlinsky; I. Lapshov; A. Tkachenko; S. Sazonov; M. Revnivtsev; N. Semena; M. Buntov; A. Vikhlinin; M. Gubarev; S. O'Dell; B. Ramsey; S. Romaine; D. Swartz; M. Weisskopf; G. Hasinger; P. Predehl; S. Grigorovich; D. Litvin; N. Meidinger; L. W. Strüder
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Design and development of the SIMBOL-X hard x-ray optics
Author(s): G. Pareschi; P. Attinà; S. Basso; G. Borghi; W. Burkert; R. Buzzi; O. Citterio; M. Civitani; P. Conconi; V. Cotroneo; G. Cusumano; E. Dell'Orto; M. Freyberg; G. D. Hartner; P. Gorenstein; E. Mattaini; F. Mazzoleni; G. Parodi; S. Romaine; D. Spiga; G. Tagliaferri; R. Valtolina; G. Valsecchi; D. Vernani
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The NeXT Mission
Author(s): Tadayuki Takahashi; Richard Kelley; Kazuhisa Mitsuda; Hideyo Kunieda; Robert Petre; Nicholas White; Tadayasu Dotani; Ryuichi Fujimoto; Yasushi Fukazawa; Kiyoshi Hayashida; Manabu Ishida; Yoshitaka Ishisaki; Motohide Kokubun; Kazuo Makishima; Katsuji Koyama; Greg M. Madejski; Koji Mori; Richard Mushotzky; Kazuhiro Nakazawa; Yasushi Ogasaka; Takaya Ohashi; Masanobu Ozaki; Hiroyasu Tajima; Makoto Tashiro; Yukikatsu Terada; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Takeshi Go Tsuru; Yoshihiro Ueda; Noriko Yamasaki; Shin Watanabe
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The NeXT x-ray telescope system: status update
Author(s): Yasushi Ogasaka; Hideyo Kunieda; Takuya Miyazawa; Peter Serlemitsos; Yang Soong; Takashi Okajima; Yoshitomo Maeda; Hideyuki Mori; Manabu Ishida; Hisamitsu Awaki; Akihiro Furuzawa; Yoshiharu Namba; Kentaro Uesugi; Yoshio Suzuki; Yoshito Haba; Keisuke Tamura; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Koujun Yamashita; Masayuki Itoh
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The SXI: CCD camera onboard the NeXT mission
Author(s): Hiroshi Tsunemi; Takeshi Go Tsuru; Tadayasu Dotani; Kiyoshi Hayashida; Marshall W. Bautz
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Hard X-ray imager (HXI) for the NeXT mission
Author(s): Motohide Kokubun; Kazuhiro Nakazawa; Shin Watanabe; Yasushi Fukazawa; Jun Kataoka; Hideaki Katagiri; Tsunefumi Mizuno; Kazuo Makishima; Masanori Ohno; Goro Sato; Rie Sato; Hiroyasu Tajima; Tadayuki Takahashi; Toru Tamagawa; Takaaki Tanaka; Makoto Tashiro; Hiromitsu Takahashi; Yukikatsu Terada; Yasunobu Uchiyama; Yuji Urata; Kazutaka Yamaoka; Shin'ichiro Takeda; Tetsuichi Kishishita; Masayoshi Ushio; Jun'ichiro Katsuta; Shin'nosuke Ishikawa; Hirokazu Odaka; Hiroyuki Aono; Souichiro Sugimoto; Yuu Koseki; Takao Kitaguchi; Teruaki Enoto; Shin'ya Yamada; Takayuki Yuasa; Tsuyoshi Ueda; Yuichi Uehara; Sho Okuyama; Hajimu Yasuda; Sho Nishino; Yudai Umeki; Katsuhiro Hayashi; Masayuki Matsuoka; Yuki Ikejiri; Akira Endo; Yuichi Yaji; Natsuki Kodaka; Wataru Iwakiri; Tomomi Kouzu; Takako Sugasawara; Atsushi Harayama; Satoshi Nakahira
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The milli-arc-second structure imager (MASSIM): a new concept for a high angular resolution x-ray telescope
Author(s): G. K. Skinner; Z. Arzoumanian; W. C. Cash; N. Gehrels; K. C. Gendreau; P. Gorenstein; J. F. Krizmanic; M. C. Miller; J. D. Phillips; R. D. Reasenberg; C. S. Reynolds; R. M Sambruna; R. E. Streitmatter; D. L. Windt
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The future of high angular resolution x-ray astronomy
Author(s): Paul Gorenstein; Webster Cash; Neil Gehrels; Keith Gendreau; John Krizmanic; M. Coleman Miller; Christopher S. Reynolds; Rita M Sambruna; Gerald K. Skinner; Robert E. Streitmatter; David L. Windt
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Development of adjustable grazing incidence optics for Generation-X
Author(s): Paul B. Reid; Stephen S Murray; Susan Trolier-McKinstry; Mark Freeman; Michael Juda; William Podgorski; Brian Ramsey; Daniel Schwartz
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On-orbit adjustment calculation for the Generation-X x-ray mirror figure
Author(s): Daniel A. Schwartz; Roger J. Brissenden; Martin Elvis; Guiseppina Fabbiano; Terrance J. Gaetz; Diab Jerius; Michael Juda; Paul B. Reid; Scott J. Wolk; Stephen L. O'Dell; Jeffrey K. Kolodziejczak; William W. Zhang
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Future high-resolution x-ray telescope technologies: prototype fabrication methods and finite element analysis
Author(s): Carolyn Atkins; Hongchang Wang; Peter Doel; David Brooks; Samantha Thompson; Charlotte Feldman; Richard Willingale; Tim Button; Daniel Rodriguez Sanmartin; Dou Zhang; Ady James; Craig Theobald
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Development of thin-shell adaptive optics for high angular resolution x-ray telescopes
Author(s): Charlotte Feldman; Richard Willingale; Carolyn Atkins; Hongchang Wang; Peter Doel; David Brooks; Samantha Thompson; Tim Button; Dou Zhang; Daniel Rodriguez Sanmartin; Ady James; Craig Theobald
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Figure verification of a precision ultra-lightweight mirror: techniques and results from the SHARPI/PICTURE mirror at NASA/GSFC
Author(s): Scott Antonille; David Content; Doug Rabin; Shane Wake; Thomas Wallace
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Active optics and x-ray telescope mirrors
Author(s): Gérard R. Lemaitre
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A comparison of different alignment approaches for the segmented grazing incidence mirrors on Constellation-X
Author(s): Paul B. Reid; David Caldwell; William Davis; Mark Freeman; Scott Owens Rohrbach; William Podgorski; William Zhang
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A mounting and alignment approach for Constellation-X mirror segments
Author(s): William A. Podgorski; David R. Caldwell; Mark D. Freeman; William N. Davis; Paul B. Reid; Scott Rohrbach; William Zhang
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Design study for supporting of thin glass optical elements for x-ray telescopes
Author(s): Mark D. Freeman; Paul B. Reid; William N. Davis
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Opto-mechanics of the Constellation-X SXT mirrors: challenges in mounting and assembling the mirror segments
Author(s): Kai-Wing Chan; William W. Zhang; Timo Saha; John P. Lehan; James Mazzarella; Lawrence Lozipone; Melinda Hong; Glenn Byron
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Development of slumped glass mirror segments for large x-ray telescopes
Author(s): Monika Vongehr; Peter Friedrich; Peter Predehl; Heinrich Bräuninger
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Recent progress with x-ray optics based on Si wafers and glass foils
Author(s): R. Hudec; J. Sik; M. Lorenc; L. Pina; V. Semencova; M. Mika; A. Inneman; M. Skulinova; L. Sveda
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New technology and techniques for x-ray mirror calibration at PANTER
Author(s): Michael J. Freyberg; Bernd Budau; Wolfgang Burkert; Peter Friedrich; Gisela Hartner; Kazutami Misaki; Martin Mühlegger
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Ray-tracing of shape metrology data of grazing incidence x-ray astronomy mirrors
Author(s): Fabio E. Zocchi; Dervis Vernani
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New developments in light material overcoating for soft x-ray reflectivity enhancement
Author(s): V. Cotroneo; D. Spiga; R. Bruni; W. Burkert; M. Freyberg; G. Hartner; G. Pareschi; S. Romaine
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The point spread function of silicon pore x-ray optics
Author(s): Frank H. P. Spaan; Richard Willingale
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An innovative telescope concept for XEUS and its performance
Author(s): Michael Kersten; Günther Kling; Norbert Pailer; Johannes Burkhardt
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Low atomic number coating for XEUS silicon pore optics
Author(s): D. H. Lumb; C. P. Jensen; M. Krumrey; L. Cibik; F. Christensen; M. Collon; M. Bavdaz
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Performance of silicon pore optics
Author(s): Maximilien J. Collon; Ramses Günther; Marcelo Ackermann; E. J. Buis; G. Vacanti; Marco W. Beijersbergen; Marcos Bavdaz; Kotska Wallace; Michael Freyberg; Michael Krumrey
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Slumped glass option for making the XEUS mirrors: preliminary design and ongoing developments
Author(s): M. Ghigo; R. Canestrari; L. Proserpio; E. Dell'Orto; S. Basso; O. Citterio; G. Pareschi; Giancarlo Parodi
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Status of the DIOS mission
Author(s): Y. Tawara; I. Sakurai; A. Furuzawa; T. Ohashi; Y. Ishisaki; Y. Ezoe; A. Hoshino; H. Akamatsu; K. Ishikawa; K. Mitsuda; N. Y. Yamasaki; Y. Takei; K. Shinozaki; K. Masui; T. Yoshino; T. Hagihara; S. Kimura; H. Yoshitake
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An imaging x-ray polarimeter for the study of galactic and extragalactic x-ray sources
Author(s): Martin C. Weisskopf; Ronaldo Bellazzini; Enrico Costa; Brian D. Ramsey; Stephen L. O'Dell; Ronald F. Elsner; Allyn F. Tennant; George G. Pavlov; Giorgio Matt; Victoria M. Kaspi; Paolo S. Coppi; Kinwah Wu; Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Vyacheslav E. Zavlin
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Wide field x-ray telescope mission
Author(s): Stephen S. Murray; Colin Norman; Andrew Ptak; Riccardo Giacconi; Martin Weisskopf; Brian Ramsey; Mark Bautz; Alexey Vikhliniin; Niel Brandt; Piero Rosati; Harold Weaver; Steve Allen; Kathryn Flanagan
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Optical constants in the hard x-ray/soft gamma-ray range
Author(s): C. P. Jensen; N. Brejnholdt; S. Romaine; R. Bruni; F. E. Christensen; D. H. Lumb; Z. Zhong
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The Lunar X-ray Observatory (LXO)
Author(s): F. Scott Porter; Tony F. Abbey; Nigel P. Bannister; Jenny A. Carter; Michael Collier; Tom Cravens; Mike Evans; George W. Fraser; Massimiliano Galeazzi; Kent Hills; Kip Kuntz; Andrew Read; Ina P. Robertson; Steve Sembay; David G. Sibeck; Steve Snowden; Timothy Stubbs; Pavel Travnicek
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Toward a sustainable next generation x-ray observatory
Author(s): Rolf Danner; Jonathan W. Arenberg
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SuperAGILE: one year after launch
Author(s): M. Feroci; E. Costa; E. Del Monte; G. Di Persio; I. Donnarumma; Y. Evangelista; M. Frutti; I. Lapshov; F. Lazzarotto; E. Morelli; M. Mastropietro; L. Pacciani; M. Rapisarda; A. Rubini; P. Soffitta; A. Argan; A. Trois; M. Tavani
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In-flight performance of the AGILE mini-calorimeter and its gamma-ray burst detection capabilities
Author(s): Martino Marisaldi; Claudio Labanti; Fabio Fuschino; Marcello Galli; Andrea Argan; Andrea Bulgarelli; Guido Di Cocco; Fulvio Gianotti; Marco Tavani; Massimo Trifoglio; Alessio Trois
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Focusing of gamma-rays with Laue lenses: first results
Author(s): F. Frontera; G. Loffredo; A. Pisa; F. Nobili; V. Carassiti; F. Evangelisti; L. Landi; S. Squerzanti; E. Caroli; J. B. Stephen; K. H. Andersen; P. Courtois; N. Auricchio; L. Milani; B. Negri
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CdZnTe detector for hard x-ray and low energy gamma-ray focusing telescope
Author(s): L. Natalucci; J. M. Alvarez; N. Barriere; E. Caroli; R. M. Curado da Silva; S. Del Sordo; S. Di Cosimo; M. Frutti; M. Hernanz; M. Lozano; E. Quadrini; G. Pellegrini; J. B. Stephen; P. Ubertini; M. C. Uslenghi; A. Zoglauer
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XIAO: a soft x-ray telescope for the SVOM mission
Author(s): S. Mereghetti; A. De Luca; M. Fiorini; N. La Palombara; A. Tiengo; M. Uslenghi; G. Vianello; G. Villa; A. Zambra; A. Moretti; S. Basso; S. Campana; P. Conconi; V. Cotroneo; S. Covino; G. Ghirlanda; G. Ghisellini; G. Pareschi; G. Tagliaferri; M. Trifoglio; L. Amati; F. Gianotti; L. Stella; A. Antonelli; B. Cordier; D. Götz
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The long slit spectrograph onboard the World Space Observatory-Ultraviolet
Author(s): Maohai Huang; Martin A. Barstow; Zhiyuan Chen; Jon S. Lapington; Mikhail E. Sachkov; Boris Shustov; Qian Song; Sen Wang
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An imaging spectropolarimeter for next UV space telescopes
Author(s): E. Pace; L. Gambicorti; A. Gherardi; M. Pancrazzi; M. Focardi; S. Scuderi; I. Pagano; M. Uslenghi; S. Shore
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Project Lyman
Author(s): Stephan R. McCandliss; Jeffrey W. Kruk; William P. Blair; Mary Elizabeth Kaiser; Paul D. Feldman; Gerhardt R. Meurer; William V. Dixon; David J. Sahnow; David A. Neufeld; Roxana E. Lupu; Brian Fleming; Stephen A. Smee; B. G. Andersson; Samuel H. Moseley; Alexander S. Kutyrev; Mary J. Li; George Sonneborn; Oswald H. W. Siegmund; John V. Vallerga; Barry Y. Welsh; Massimo Stiavelli; Rogier A. Windhorst; Alice E. Shapley
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EURECA: a European-Japanese microcalorimeter array
Author(s): Piet A. J. de Korte; Jose V. Anquita; Xavier Barcons; Paolo Bastia; Joern Beyer; Fernando Briones; Marcel Bruijn; Javier Bussons; Augustin Camón; F. Carrera; Maria Teresa Ceballos; Luca Colasanti; Bob Dirks; Dietmar Drung; Lourdes Fabrega; Flavio Gatti; Raquel Gonzalez-Arrabal; Luciano Gottardi; Wojtek Hajdas; Panu Helistö; Jan-Willem den Herder; Henk Hoevers; Yoshitaka Ishisaki; Mikko Kiviranta; Jan van der Kuur; Claudio Macculi; Aliko Mchedlishvili; Kazu Mitsuda; Stéphane Paltani; Maria Parra-Borderías; Luigi Piro; Reiner Rohlfs; Javier Sese; Yoh Takei; Guido Torrioli; Noriko Yamasaki
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The development of x-ray bolometers based on SOI technology for astronomy
Author(s): A. Aliane; F. De Moro; P. Agnese; C. Pigot; J.-L. Sauvageot; V. Szeflinski; A. Gasse; M. Arnaud; X. de la Broïse; X.-F. Navick; J. Routin; L. Mathieu; J.-C. Cigna; F. Berger; H. Ribot; Y. Gobil
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A versatile facility for the calibration of x-ray polarimeters with polarized and unpolarized controlled beams
Author(s): Fabio Muleri; Paolo Soffitta; Ronaldo Bellazzini; Alessandro Brez; Enrico Costa; Massimo Frutti; Marcello Mastropietro; Ennio Morelli; Michele Pinchera; Alda Rubini; Gloria Spandre
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X-ray polarimetry on-board of HXMT
Author(s): Paolo Soffitta; Ronaldo Bellazzini; Gianpiero Tagliaferri; Enrico Costa; Giovanni Pareschi; Stefano Basso; Vincenzo Cotroneo; Massimo Frutti; Francesco Lazzarotto; Fabio Muleri; Alda Rubini; Gloria Spandre; Alessandro Brez; Luca Baldini; Jean Bregeon; Massimo Minuti; Giorgio Matt; Filippo Frontera
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Polarimetry with a soft x-ray spectrometer
Author(s): Herman L. Marshall
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The gas pixel detector as an x-ray photoelectric polarimeter with a large field of view
Author(s): Fabio Muleri; Paolo Soffitta; Ronaldo Bellazzini; Alessandro Brez; Enrico Costa; Sergio Fabiani; Massimo Frutti; Massimo Minuti; Maria Barbara Negri; Michele Pinchera; Alda Rubini; Gloria Spandre
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Flight calibration of the Suzaku XIS using the charge injection technique
Author(s): Midori Ozawa; Hideki Uchiyama; Hiroshi Nakajima; Hideyuki Mori; Hironori Matsumoto; Takeshi Go Tsuru; Katsuji Koyama; Masahiro Uchino; Kiyoshi Hayashida; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Hiroshi Murakami; Tadayasu Dotani; Gregory Prigozhin; Steve Kissel; Eric Miller; Beverly LaMarr; Marshall Bautz
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Front- and back-illuminated x-ray CCD performance in low- and high-Earth orbit: performance trends of Suzaku XIS and Chandra ACIS detectors
Author(s): Beverly LaMarr; Catherine Grant; Steve Kissel; Gregory Prigozhin; Mark Bautz; Takeshi Go Tsuru; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Tadayasu Dotani; Kiyoshi Hayashida; Hironori Matsumoto
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High-energy sky observation by two small satellites using formation flight (FFAST)
Author(s): Hiroshi Tsunemi; Kiyoshi Hayashida; Hideyo Kunieda; Yasushi Ogasaka; Masayuki Itoh; Masanobu Ozaki; Isao Kawano
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The SMC SNR 1E0102.2-7219 as a calibration standard for x-ray astronomy in the 0.3-2.5 keV bandpass
Author(s): Paul P. Plucinsky; Frank Haberl; Daniel Dewey; Andrew P. Beardmore; Joseph M. DePasquale; Olivier Godet; Victoria Grinberg; Eric D. Miller; A. M. T. Pollock; Steven Sembay; Randall K. Smith
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A study of GOES SXI entrance filter designs and the potential for on-orbit degradation
Author(s): Rachel McKay LaVoy; James Lemen; Steve Benner; Mons Morrison; Dayton Datlowe; Forbes Powell; Heidi Lopez; Ryan Smith; Joshi Anne
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Monte-Carlo background simulations of present and future detectors in x-ray astronomy
Author(s): C. Tenzer; E. Kendziorra; A. Santangelo
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Development of x-ray CCD camera system with high readout rate using ASIC
Author(s): H. Nakajima; D. Matsuura; N. Anabuki; E. Miyata; H. Tsunemi; J. P. Doty; H. Ikeda; H. Katayama
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Thin substrate grating array for sounding rocket and satellite payloads
Author(s): Ann Shipley; Randall L. McEntaffer
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The x-ray microcalorimeter on the NeXT mission
Author(s): Kazuhisa Mitsuda; Noriko Y. Yamasaki; Keisuke Shinozaki; Yoh Takei; Takao Nakagawa; Hiroyuki Sugita; Yohichi Satoh; Ryuichi Fujimoto; Takaya Ohashi; Yoshitaka Ishisaki; Yuichiro Ezoe; Masahide Murakami; Makoto Tashiro; Yukikatsu Terada; Shunji Kitamoto; Toru Tamagawa; Madoka Kawaharada; Tatehiro Mihara; Richard L. Kelley; Caroline A. Kilbourne; F. Scott Porter; Peter J. Shirron; Michael J. DiPirro; Dan McCammon; Jan-Willem den Herder
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NeXT SXI data processing system
Author(s): Masanobu Ozaki; Naohisa Anabuki; Daisuke Matsuura; Hiroshi Nakajima; Emi Miyata; Kiyoshi Hayashida; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Takeshi G. Tsuru; Hironori Matsumoto; Aya Bamba; Takahisa Fujinaga; Tadayasu Dotani; Takeshi Takashima; Tadayuki Takahashi; Hiroshi Tomida; Junko Hiraga; Hiroshi Murakami; Takayoshi Kohmura; Kazunori Masukawa; Masahiro Kato; Atsushi Nakajima; Yo Watanabe
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The MAXI mission operation plan
Author(s): Shiro Ueno; Masaru Matsuoka; Kazuyoshi Kawasaki; Hiroshi Tomida; Yasuki Adachi; Mitsuhiro Kohama; Motoko Suzuki; Masaki Ishikawa; Haruyoshi Katayama; Tatehiro Mihara; Mutsumi Sugizaki; Naoki Isobe; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Emi Miyata; Nobuyuki Kawai; Jun Kataoka; Atsumasa Yoshida; Kazutaka Yamaoka; Hitoshi Negoro; Motoki Nakajima; Mikio Morii; Yoshihiro Ueda; Satoshi Eguchi
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Soft x-ray calibration for the NeXT x-ray telescope
Author(s): Yoshitomo Maeda; Takayuki Hayashi; Hideyuki Mori; Ryoko Nakamura; Takuro Satoh; Akiko Sekiguchi; Kentaro Someya; Kensuke Tamura; Manabu Ishida; Takeyuki Osawa; Takayuki Shirata; Masaki Suzuki; Yasushi Ogasaka; Akihiro Furuzawa; Yoshito Haba; Takuya Miyazawa; Hideyo Kunieda; Koujun Yamashita; Takashi Okajima
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Hard x-ray characterization of the NeXT hard x-ray telescopes at SPring-8
Author(s): Takuya Miyazawa; Yasushi Ogasaka; Tomonaga Iwahara; Yasufumi Kanou; Naoki Sasaki; Youta Makinae; Shiori Sasaya; Yuuki Inukai; Akihiro Furuzawa; Yoshito Haba; Hideyo Kunieda; Koujun Yamashita; Kentaro Uesugi; Yoshio Suzuki; Keisuke Tamura; Yoshitomo Maeda; Manabu Ishida; Takashi Okajima
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Design study of telescope housing for the NeXT/XRT
Author(s): Hisamitsu Awaki; Keiji Ogi; Takashi Okajima; Peter J. Serlemitsos; Yang Soong; Kai-Wing Chan; Yasushi Ogasaka; Takuya Miyazawa; Akihiro Furuzawa; Hideyo Kunieda; Yuzuru Tawara; Manabu Ishida; Yoshitomo Maeda; Hideyuki Mori; Kensuke Tamura
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Development status and simulation study of monitor of all-sky x-ray image (MAXI) mission
Author(s): Hiroshi Tomida; Masaru Matsuoka; Kazuyoshi Kawasaki; Shiro Ueno; Yasuki Adachi; Mitsuhiro Kohama; Motoko Suzuki; Masaki Ishikawa; Haruyoshi Katayama; Tatehiro Mihara; Mutsumi Sugizaki; Naoki Isobe; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Emi Miyata; Nobuyuki Kawai; Jun Kataoka; Atsumasa Yoshida; Kazutaka Yamaoka; Hitoshi Negoro; Motoki Nakajima; Yoshihiro Ueda; Satochi Eguchi; Mikio Morii
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MIXS focal plane assembly
Author(s): José Luis San Juan; Javier Serrano; J. Miguel Mas-Hesse; Johannes Treis; Chris Whitford; Tim Stevenson; Enrique Pedrosa; Javier Moreno R; Germán Peso; Javier Moreno F; María Lecina
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Design and development of the eROSITA x-ray mirrors
Author(s): P. Friedrich; H. Bräuninger; B. Budau; W. Burkert; J. Eder; M. J. Freyberg; G. Hartner; M. Mühlegger; P. Predehl; M. Erhard; S. Gutruf; D. Jugler; D. Kampf; G. Borghi; O. Citterio; M. Rossi; G. Valsecchi; D. Vernani; M. Zimmermann
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Calibration of the SphinX experiment at the XACT facility in Palermo
Author(s): A. Collura; M. Barbera; S. Varisco; G. Calderone; F. Reale; S. Gburek; M. Kowalinski; J. Sylwester; M. Siarkowski; J. Bakala; P. Podgorski; W. Trzebinski; S. Plocieniak; Z. Kordylewski
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A fast event preprocessor for the Simbol-X Low-Energy Detector
Author(s): T. Schanz; C. Tenzer; E. Kendziorra; A. Santangelo
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Design of the pre-collimator for the NeXT x-ray telescopes
Author(s): Hideyuki Mori; Yasushi Ogasaka; Manabu Ishida; Yoshitomo Maeda; Keisuke Tamura; Hideyo Kunieda; Akihiro Furuzawa; Yoshito Haba; Takuya Miyazawa; Koujun Yamashita; Hisamitsu Awaki; Peter J. Serlemitsos; Yang Soong; Kai-Wing Chan; Takashi Okajima
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Soft x-ray mirrors onboard the NeXT satellite
Author(s): Takashi Okajima; Peter J. Serlemitsos; Yang Soong; Kai-Wing Chan; Rob Petre; Yasushi Ogasaka; Takuya Miyazawa; Akihiro Furuzawa; Hideyo Kunieda; Manabu Ishida; Yoshitomo Maeda; Keisuke Tamura; Hideyuki Mori; Hisamitsu Awaki
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A magnetic diverter for charged particle background rejection in the SIMBOL-X telescope
Author(s): D. Spiga; V. Fioretti; A. Bulgarelli; E. Dell'Orto; L. Foschini; G. Malaguti; G. Pareschi; G. Tagliaferri; A. Tiengo
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X-ray characterization of eROSITA mirror shells using out-of-focus images
Author(s): Kazutami Misaki; Michael J. Freyberg; Peter Friedrich; Wolfgang Burkert; Gisela Hartner; Bernd Budau
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Science with Generation-X
Author(s): Scott J. Wolk; Roger J. Brissenden; Martin Elvis; Guiseppina Fabbiano; Ann E. Hornschemeier; Stephen L. O'Dell; Marshall W. Bautz; Daniel A. Schwartz; Michael Juda
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Stellar Imager: wavefront control
Author(s): Richard G. Lyon; Kenneth G. Carpenter; Peter Petrone; Peter Dogoda; Daniel Reed; David Mozurkewich
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Technology development for nickel x-ray optics enhancement
Author(s): Mikhail Gubarev; Brian Ramsey; Darell Engelhaupt; William Arnold
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X-ray imaging tests of Constellation-X SXT mirror segment pairs
Author(s): S. Owens Rohrbach; T. J. Hadjimichael; L. Olsen; Kai-Wing Chan; J. P. Lehan; P. B. Reid; R. Petre; S. L. O'Dell; T. T. Saha; W. W. Zhang
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Spiral conical approximations to double reflection Wolter optics
Author(s): Marco Barbera; Teresa Mineo; Emanuele Perinati; Herbert W. Schnopper; Daniele Spiga; Angelo Taibi
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Designing an x-ray baffle for stray-light reduction at the focal plane of the Wide Field Imager on board EDGE
Author(s): E. Perinati; T. Mineo; G. Cusumano; L. Piro; G. Pareschi; M. Barbera
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Development of an electron-tracking Compton camera based on a gaseous TPC and a scintillation camera for a balloon-borne experiment
Author(s): Kazuki Ueno; Toru Tanimori; Hidetoshi Kubo; Kentaro Miuchi; Shigeto Kabuki; Atsushi Takada; Hironobu Nishimura; Kaori Hattori; Shunsuke Kurosawa; Chihiro Ida; Satoru Iwaki
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Calibrating and optimizing the imaging of the SuperAGILE experiment
Author(s): Y. Evangelista; E. Costa; E. Del Monte; G. Di Persio; I. Donnarumma; M. Feroci; M. Frutti; I. Lapshov; F. Lazzarotto; M. Mastropietro; E. Morelli; L. Pacciani; M. Rapisarda; A. Rubini; P. Soffitta; A. Argan; A. Trois; A. Lo Bue; P. Rossi; L. Semeraro; M. Tavani
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The AIV quick look and health monitoring system of the AGILE payload
Author(s): Andrea Bulgarelli; Fulvio Gianotti; Massimo Trifoglio; Guido Di Cocco; Marco Tavani; Martino Marisaldi
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The MGSE software for the on-ground gamma-ray calibration of the AGILE payload
Author(s): Fulvio Gianotti; Andrea Bulgarelli; Massimo Trifoglio; Guido Di Cocco; Marco Tavani; Claudio Labanti; Alessandro Traci
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Architecture and performances of the AGILE Telemetry Preprocessing System (TMPPS)
Author(s): M. Trifoglio; A. Bulgarelli; F. Gianotti; F. Lazzarotto; G. Di Cocco; F. Fuschino; M. Tavani
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MEGAlib: simulation and data analysis for low-to-medium-energy gamma-ray telescopes
Author(s): Andreas Zoglauer; Robert Andritschke; Steven E. Boggs; Florian Schopper; Georg Weidenspointner; Cornelia B. Wunderer
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A three-dimensional CZT detector as a focal plane prototype for a Laue Lens telescope
Author(s): E. Caroli; N. Auricchio; C. Budtz-Jorgensen; R. M. Curado da Silva; S. Del Sordo; A. Donati; I. Kuvvetli; L. Natalucci; E. M. Quadrini; J. B. Stephen; G. Ventura; A. Zappettini
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Calibration and flight performance of the long-slit imaging dual order spectrograph
Author(s): Roxana E. Lupu; Stephan R. McCandliss; Brian Fleming; Kevin France; Paul D. Feldman; Shouleh Nikzad
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The Diffuse Interstellar Cloud Experiment (DICE): opto-mechanical design
Author(s): Eric Schindhelm; Robert Kane; Matthew Beasley; James Green
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The high-resolution lightweight telescope for the EUV (HiLiTE)
Author(s): Dennis S. Martínez-Galarce; Paul Boerner; Regina Soufli; Bart De Pontieu; Noah Katz; Alan Title; Eric M. Gullikson; Jeff C. Robinson; Sherry L. Baker
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Observations of Pt-Ne hollow cathode lamps similar to those used on the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph: spectroscopy and air testing
Author(s): Gillian Nave; Craig J. Sansonetti; Florian Kerber; Steven V. Penton; Michael R. Rosa
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Observations of Pt/Ne hollow cathode lamps similar to those used on the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph: photometry and vacuum testing
Author(s): Steven V. Penton; Nathaniel Cunningham; Matthew Beasley; Steven Osterman; Florian Kerber; Gillian Nave; Craig J. Sansonetti; Charles D. Keyes; Michael R. Rosa
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Far ultraviolet scatter performance from holographic gratings
Author(s): Matthew Beasley; Brennan Gantner; James Green
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An analog baseband feedback circuit for TES signals in frequency domain multiplexing
Author(s): Noriko Y. Yamasaki; Kazuhisa Mitsuda; Yoh Takei; Kensuke Masui; Toshishige Hagihara; Shunsuke Kimura; Masaki Koshiishi; Ikuyuki Mitsuishi; Keisuke Shinozaki; Akihiro Tsuchiya; Tomotaka Yoshino; Hiroshi Yoshitake; Ryuichi Fujimoto; Yoshitaka Ishisaki
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Design of the two-stage series adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator for the NeXT and Spectrum-RG missions
Author(s): K. Shinozaki; K. Mitsuda; N. Y. Yamasaki; Y. Takei; M. DiPirro; Y. Ezoe; R. Fujimoto; J. W. den Herder; M. Hirabayashi; Y. Ishisaki; K. Kanao; M. Kawaharada; R. Kelley; C. Kilbourne; S. Kitamoto; D. McCammon; T. Mihara; M. Murakami; T. Nakagawa; T. Ohashi; F. S. Porter; Y. Satoh; P. Shirron; H. Sugita; T. Tamagawa; M. Tashiro; S. Yoshida
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Development of arrays of position-sensitive microcalorimeters for Constellation-X
Author(s): Stephen J. Smith; Simon R. Bandler; Regis P. Brekosky; Ari-D. Brown; James A. Chervenak; Megan E. Eckart; Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano; Fred M. Finkbeiner; Richard L. Kelley; Caroline A. Kilbourne; F. Scott Porter; John E Sadleir
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Recent developments in transition-edge strip detectors for solar x-rays
Author(s): Adam J. Rausch; Steven W. Deiker; Gene Hilton; Kent D. Irwin; Dennis S. Martinez-Galarce; Lawrence Shing; Robert A. Stern; Joel N. Ullom; Leila R Vale
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Progress on the Micro-X rocket payload
Author(s): E. Figueroa-Feliciano; P. Wikus; J. S. Adams; S. R. Bandler; M. Bautz; K. Boyce; G. Brown; S. Deiker; W. B. Doriese; K. Flanagan; M. Galeazzi; G. C. Hilton; U. Hwang; K. D. Irwin; T. Kallman; R. L. Kelley; C. A. Kilbourne; S. Kissel; S. W. Leman; A. Levine; M. Lowenstein; D. Martinez-Galarce; D. McCammon; R. Mushotzky; R. Petre; F. S. Porter; C. D. Reintsema; J. M. Rutherford; T. Saab; P. Serlemitsos; N. Schulz; R. Smith; J. N. Ullom
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Gain properties of gas electron multipliers (GEMS) for space applications
Author(s): Toru Tamagawa; Asami Hayato; Koji Abe; Shinya Iwamoto; Satoshi Nakamura; Atsushi Harayama; Takanori Iwahashi; Kazuo Makishima; Hideki Hamagaki; Yorito L. Yamaguchi
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Heavy ion irradiation test to gas electron multipliers
Author(s): Asami Hayato; Toru Tamagawa; Koji Abe; Satoshi Nakamura; Iwahashi Takanori; Atsushi Harayama; Kazuo Makishima; Nakahiro Yasuda; Hisashi Kitamura; Hirohisa Sakurai; Fuyuki Tokanai
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Instrumental background of the x-ray CCD camera in space: its dependence on the configuration parameters of CCD
Author(s): Takayasu Anada; Tadayasu Dotani; Masanobu Ozaki; Hiroshi Murakami
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The cooling concept of the x-ray telescope eROSITA
Author(s): Maria Fürmetz; Elmar Pfeffermann; Peter Predehl; Christian Rohé; Lars Tiedemann
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Improving quantum efficiency and spectral resolution of a CCD through direct manipulation of the depletion region
Author(s): Craig Brown; Richard M. Ambrosi; Tony Abbey; Olivier Godet; R. O'Brien; M. J. L. Turner; Andrew Holland; Peter J. Pool; David Burt; David Vernon
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Surface roughness evaluation on mandrels and mirror shells for future X-ray telescopes
Author(s): Giorgia Sironi; D. Spiga
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Mandrels manufacturing processes for Ni electroformed X-ray optics: profile errors contribution to imaging degradation
Author(s): G. Sironi
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