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6 July 2018 Dependence on temperature of the response of a gas pixel detector to polarized radiation
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The Gas Pixel Detector (GPD) is an X-ray polarimeter that exploits the photoelectric effect to measure the 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 scheduled for the launch in 2021. We report on tests carried out with a laboratory prototype of the GPD to verify the performance as a function of the temperature in a large temperature range between 15°C and 40°C.
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Sergio Fabiani, Niccolò Di Lalla, Alessandra Marrocchesi, Federico Pucci, Luca Baldini, Luca Latronico, Ettore del Monte, Fabio Muleri, Michele Pinchera, Alda Rubini, Carmelo Sgrò, Paolo Soffitta, Antonio Tobia, and Alessia Tortosa "Dependence on temperature of the response of a gas pixel detector to polarized radiation", Proc. SPIE 10699, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 106995B (6 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312461
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