From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2017
The Gas Pixel Detector (GPD) is an X-ray polarimeter exploiting the photoelectric effect both to measure polarization and to obtain the image of astrophysical sources. This detector is on board the IXPE (Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer) mission selected by NASA in the framework of the Explorer program. We report on the imaging capability of the GPD as a tool to perform a full detector characterization. The analysis of a radiation beam penetrating inclined in the gas cell is discussed showing how this measurement can be used to study different properties of the gas.
Sergio Fabiani, "Imaging as a tool for the characterization of the gas pixel detector photoelectric polarimeter," Proc. SPIE 10397, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XX, 103970H (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 07, 2017; Published: 29 August 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2275248.
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