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1 November 1990 Silicon x-ray array detector concept
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The scientific goals and the principal design features of the Silicon X-ray Array (SIXA) detector to be flown on the Spectrum-X-gamma satellite are briefly reviewed. The SIXA detector has 19 parallel amplifier channels and an estimated resolution of 170-180 eV at 6 keV. Several measurement modes are available for different scientific measurements. The high sensitivity, broad energy range, and good resolution of the SIXA detector will provide high-quality, time-resolved X-ray spectra from a large sample of astronomical objects.
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Veikko J. Kamarainen, Heikki Sipila, Osmi R. Vilhu, Erik Laegsgaard, and Ivor Taylor "Silicon x-ray array detector concept", Proc. SPIE 1344, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy, (1 November 1990); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23277
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