28 September 2016 SOLPEX x-ray polarimeter detector luminescence background calculated using Geant4 simulation software
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Proceedings Volume 10031, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016; 100313V (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2249349
Event: Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016, 2016, Wilga, Poland
Abstract
The Soft X-ray Solar polarimeter-spectrometer (SOLPEX) experiment is planned to be placed in Roscosmos’ Multipurpose Laboratory Module “NAUKA” on International Space Station (ISS) in 2019. The experiment is design to detect polarization and X-ray spectra of solar flares. Due to very high, few percent, linear polarization detection limit, accurate background estimation and modeling is crucial.

Calculating the background photoelectric effect, Compton scattering and Bremsstrahlung were taken into account. Luminescence background from particles produced in solar flares was simulated using Geant4. Additionally, theoretical spectra was modeled in order to simulate full SOLPEX detector response for M5 and X1 solar flare classes.
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Aleksander Gorgolewski, Jaromir Barylak, Marek Stęślicki, Żaneta Szaforz, Jarosław Bąkała, "SOLPEX x-ray polarimeter detector luminescence background calculated using Geant4 simulation software", Proc. SPIE 10031, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016, 100313V (28 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2249349; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2249349
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