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Scattering polarimetry for x-ray astronomy by means of scintillating fibers
Author(s): Enrico Costa; Maria Nerina Cinti; Marco Feroci; Giorgio Matt; Massimo Rapisarda
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Paper Abstract

Scattering polarimetry is based on the detection of photons scattered by a target at angles close to 90 degree(s). For Astrophysical purposes in the hard X-ray band, where a large collecting area is needed and optics are ineffective, we suggest to produce a large array of very thin detectors made of scintillating fibers read by optical fibers. We computed, by means of MCNP code the response of some possible configurations with different thickness of plastic scintillator, CsI and CaF2.

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Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2010, X-Ray and Ultraviolet Polarimetry, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168589
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Enrico Costa, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale-CNR (Italy)
Maria Nerina Cinti, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale-CNR (Italy)
Marco Feroci, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale-CNR (Italy)
Giorgio Matt, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Massimo Rapisarda, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale-CNR (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2010:
X-Ray and Ultraviolet Polarimetry
Silvano Fineschi, Editor(s)

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