1 February 1991 Cylindrical proportional counter for x-ray polarimetry
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Abstract
A hollow cylindrical proportional counter is the best choice for an X-ray polarimeter based on the Thomson scattering. Here we report on the results of Montecarlo simulations performed to optimize the geometrical configuration of such a polarimeter, conceived as a focal plane instrument of an X-ray telescope. We also present the design characteristics of a prototype of a cylindrical proportional counter, presently under testing in our laboratories.
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Enrico Costa, Luigi Piro, Alda Rubini, Paolo Soffitta, Enrico Massaro, Giorgio Matt, Gastone Medici, Giuseppe Manzo, Stefano Re, "Cylindrical proportional counter for x-ray polarimetry", Proc. SPIE 1343, X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy, Microscopy, Polarimetry, and Projection Lithography, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23216; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23216
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