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Response function of an x-ray CCD camera on board the Astro-E satellite
Author(s): Mamiko Nishiuchi; Katsuji Koyama; Takeshi G. Tsuru; Hisamitsu Awaki; Hiroshi Tomida; Kenji Hamaguchi; Hiroshi Tsunemi
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Paper Abstract

We report on the x-ray response function of the x-ray CCD camera (XIS) on-board the x-ray Astronomical Satellite, Astro-E, which will be launched in February of 2000. XIS is prepared by an international team, comprising MIT, ISAS, Osaka Univ. and Kyoto Univ. We evaluate the x-ray response on the high energy band of 1.5-10 keV. Fluorescent lines from Al, Cl, Ti, Ni, Fe, Zn are irradiated on the CCD chips, and are use to construct the response function. Details of the response function; energy-scale linearity, energy resolution, quantum efficiency and etc., are given as a function of incident x-ray energies. The response function is also demonstrated to depend largely on event-selection and re-construction criteria.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3445, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IX, (10 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330284
Show Author Affiliations
Mamiko Nishiuchi, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Katsuji Koyama, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Takeshi G. Tsuru, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Hisamitsu Awaki, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Hiroshi Tomida, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Kenji Hamaguchi, Kyoto Univ. (United States)
Hiroshi Tsunemi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3445:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IX
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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