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Simulation and response of the MART-LIME x-ray detector
Author(s): Pietro Ubertini; Angela Bazzano; M. T. Brunetti; Massimo Cocchi; G. Gianni; Lorenzo Natalucci; F. Ortuno-Prados; Christopher J. Hall; Robert A. Lewis
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Paper Abstract

The MART-LIME is a large area x-ray experiment planned to be launched on board the Russian satellite Spectrum X-Gamma, as the high energy imager of a complement of broad band co- aligned x-ray telescopes. The energy range covered is 5 - 150 keV with an angular resolution of 8.6 arcminutes. The final detector configuration is now in its testing phase and includes the high pressure window comprising the 6 by 6 degree collimator, and the multiwire proportional counter (MWPC). The response to x-ray sources was investigated during the tests carried out at the Daresbury Laboratory (Warrington, UK) facilities The MWPC was filled up by a xenon-argon-isobutane gas mixture in order to evaluate the efficiency of the detector and in particular its linearity over the whole approximately 2,000 cm2 sensitive area. At the same time the various parts of the apparatus have been simulated by using a Monte Carlo program. Results on the detector response and simulations are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2806, Gamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Detectors, Techniques, and Missions, (18 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.253995
Show Author Affiliations
Pietro Ubertini, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
Angela Bazzano, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
M. T. Brunetti, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
Massimo Cocchi, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
G. Gianni, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
Lorenzo Natalucci, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
F. Ortuno-Prados, Daresbury Lab. (UK) and Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Christopher J. Hall, Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)
Robert A. Lewis, Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2806:
Gamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Detectors, Techniques, and Missions
Brian D. Ramsey; Thomas A. Parnell, Editor(s)

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