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X-ray CCD calibration for the AXAF CCD Imaging Spectrometer
Author(s): Mark W. Bautz; Michael J. Pivovaroff; F. Baganoff; Takashi Isobe; Stephen E. Jones; Steven E. Kissel; Beverly LaMarr; Herbert L. Manning; Gregory Y. Prigozhin; George R. Ricker Jr.; John A. Nousek; Catherine E. Grant; Kaori Nishikida; Frank Scholze; R. Thornagel; Gerhard Ulm
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Paper Abstract

Acquisition of ground calibration data from the AXAF CCD Imaging Spectrometer, one of two focal plane instruments on NASA's Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility, was completed in 1997. Here we summarize results of the detector level calibration effort. Our calibration program has included measurements of CCD response to undispersed synchrotron radiation, measurements of x-ray absorption fine structure, and of sub-pixel structure in the detector. Errors in the energy scale are at the level of a few tenths of one percent, and detection efficiency errors are no large than a few percent. We have also obtained new insights into the mechanisms by which the CCD gate structure and channel stops influence the CCD spectral redistribution function.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1998
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 3444, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions, (19 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.331238
Show Author Affiliations
Mark W. Bautz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Michael J. Pivovaroff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
F. Baganoff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Takashi Isobe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Stephen E. Jones, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Steven E. Kissel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Beverly LaMarr, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Herbert L. Manning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Gregory Y. Prigozhin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
George R. Ricker Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
John A. Nousek, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Catherine E. Grant, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Kaori Nishikida, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Frank Scholze, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
R. Thornagel, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Gerhard Ulm, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3444:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker II, Editor(s)

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