27 November 1989 Development Of Silicon Drift Chambers For X-Ray Astronomy
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Abstract
Detectors for x-ray (1-10 keV) astronomy based on silicon drift chamber (SDC) devices offer significant advantages over some types of existing detector and the potential performance of such devices is summarised. Our development program is outlined together with a discussion of device designs which are being pursued. Results are presented from some recently acquired two-dimensional drift devices working at room temperature, and from some large area drift diodes working at low temperature.
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T. J. Sumner, T. J. Sumner, G. K. Rochester, G. K. Rochester, G. Hall, G. Hall, S. Roe, S. Roe, R. Wheadon, R. Wheadon, C. C. Zammit, C. C. Zammit, L. Evensen, L. Evensen, B. S. Avset, B. S. Avset, } "Development Of Silicon Drift Chambers For X-Ray Astronomy", Proc. SPIE 1159, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics, (27 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962614; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.962614
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