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Measurement and modeling of the detector response of the pn-EPIC aboard XMM
Author(s): Martin Popp; Frank Haberl; Ulrich G. Briel; Heike Soltau; Lothar Strueder
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Paper Abstract

The pn-EPIC system flight module of XMM was calibrated using the IAS synchrotron facility at Orsay, France. Based on this measurements, a model for the energy response of the pn-CCD was fitted to the data. Only one of the fitted parameters shows significant spatial dependence, while the others only depend on energy. Based on the interpolated parameters, the detector response matrix has been calculated using the partial event model. The validity of this matrix has been tested on existing calibration data. The detector response matrix will be used to analyze spectral observation data taken with pn-EPIC on XMM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3765, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X, (22 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366551
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Martin Popp, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Frank Haberl, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Ulrich G. Briel, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Heike Soltau, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Lothar Strueder, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3765:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Kathryn A. Flanagan, Editor(s)

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