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14 July 1986 High-Throughput Imaging Doubly Curved Bragg Crystal Spectrometer
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Proceedings Volume 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy; (1986)
Event: 1985 International Technical Symposium/Europe, 1985, Cannes, France
An X-ray spectrometer which is sensitive in the 0.5-7 keV energy range has been studied. The rays which are Bragg reflected from a doubly bent crystal positioned downstream of the focal plane of a grazing-incidence concentrator are focused along the axis of a position sensitive detector. High throughput, simultaneous (scanning free) photon recording throughout the spectral range of interest, and crystal limited resolution which is achieved with a concentrator using a conical approximation to Wolter-1 optics are the main advantages. The sensitivity for spectral line detection in the presence of background may compete with that of broadband detectors.
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B. Byrnak, F. E. Christensen, N. J. Westergaard, and H. W. Schnopper "High-Throughput Imaging Doubly Curved Bragg Crystal Spectrometer", Proc. SPIE 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy, (14 July 1986);

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