1 February 1991 Cylindrical proportional counter for x-ray polarimetry
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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, Enrico Costa, Luigi Piro, Luigi Piro, Alda Rubini, Alda Rubini, Paolo Soffitta, Paolo Soffitta, Enrico Massaro, Enrico Massaro, Giorgio Matt, Giorgio Matt, Gastone Medici, Gastone Medici, Giuseppe Manzo, Giuseppe Manzo, Stefano Re, 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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