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Development of a new hard x-ray polarimeter
Author(s): Eiji Takase; Shuichi Gunji; Hirohisa Sakurai; Motosaku Noma; H. Tomita; F. Denzumi; Tsutomu Tamura
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Paper Abstract

We designed a new type of polarimeter for polarized hard x rays from stellar objects, utilizing the principle that the direction of the Compton scattered x rays depends on the electric vector of the polarized incident x rays. The characteristics of the new designed polarimeter were investigated by measurements of basic data and computer simulations. From them, it is shown that the polarimeter is capable of observing the interesting astrophysical objects by using a balloon or a satellite. In this paper, we report the characteristics and the expected performance of the new designed hard x-ray polarimeter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2283, X-Ray and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy and Polarimetry, (7 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.193199
Show Author Affiliations
Eiji Takase, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Shuichi Gunji, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Hirohisa Sakurai, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Motosaku Noma, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
H. Tomita, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
F. Denzumi, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Tsutomu Tamura, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2283:
X-Ray and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy and Polarimetry
Silvano Fineschi, Editor(s)

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