1 October 1991 Progress with PN-CCDs for the XMM satellite mission
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PN-CCDs are being developed as focal plane detectors for ESA's X-ray Multi-Mirror satellite mission (XMM), to be launched at the end of this century. As a part of the European Photon Imaging Camera (EPIC) the pn-CCDs will convert the incoming X-ray radiation with high quantum efficiency, low readout noise, excellent background rejection, timing in the microsec regime, radiation tolerance up to several hundreds of krads and a position resolution tailored according to the angular resolution of the telescope. The goal of our laboratorial efforts for this mission is to fabricate a monolithic pn-CCD of an active area of 6 x 6 sq cm having 768 on-chip JFET amplifiers located at the end of each CCD line. It is the aim of this contribution to report on the ongoing work of the pn-CCD system. This article focuses on the position resolution capabilities of fully depleted pn-CCDs, some recent results in the noise analysis and preliminary results on 10 MeV proton damage.
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Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, D. Hauff, D. Hauff, Peter Lechner, Peter Lechner, Gerhard Lutz, Gerhard Lutz, W. Kink, W. Kink, Norbert Meidinger, Norbert Meidinger, Gerd Metzner, Gerd Metzner, Peter Predehl, Peter Predehl, Claus Reppin, Claus Reppin, Lothar Strueder, Lothar Strueder, Joachim E. Truemper, Joachim E. Truemper, Eckhard Kendziorra, Eckhard Kendziorra, Ruediger Staubert, Ruediger Staubert, Veljko Radeka, Veljko Radeka, Pavel Rehak, Pavel Rehak, S. Rescia, S. Rescia, Giuseppe Bertuccio, Giuseppe Bertuccio, Elena Gatti, Elena Gatti, Antonio Longoni, Antonio Longoni, Marco Sampietro, Marco Sampietro, Nicola Findeis, Nicola Findeis, Peter Holl, Peter Holl, Josef Kemmer, Josef Kemmer, Christoph von Zanthier, Christoph von Zanthier, "Progress with PN-CCDs for the XMM satellite mission", Proc. SPIE 1549, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy II, (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48351; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.48351


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