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Imaging x-ray spectroscopy with superconducting phase transition thermometers
Author(s): Manfred Bruckmayer; Susan Cooper; Hans Kraus; Franz Proebst; Wolfgang Seidel
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Paper Abstract

We have developed cryogenic detectors based on superconducting phase transition thermometers (SPTs) for applications in x-ray astronomy. For a detector, which was designed for 1- dimensional imaging, an energy resolution of 216 eV (5.9 keV) and a position resolution of about 200 micrometer has been demonstrated over an absorber length as long as 1 cm. Finally, the possibilities for achieving better resolving power, improved position resolution, larger active area and increased counting capability will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4140, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI, (13 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.409139
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Manfred Bruckmayer, Univ. of Oxford (Germany)
Susan Cooper, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Hans Kraus, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Franz Proebst, Max-Planck-Institute fuer Physik (Germany)
Wolfgang Seidel, Max-Planck-Institute fuer Physik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4140:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI
Kathryn A. Flanagan; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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