16 October 1995 Medium-Energy Concentrator Spectrometer on board the x-ray astronomy satellite SAX: preliminary results of ground x-ray calibrations
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The scientific instrumentation on board the x-ray astronomy satellite SAX includes a medium energy concentrator/spectrometer (MECS), operating in the energy range 1.3 - 10 keV, which consists of three identical instruments, each composed by a grazing incidence mirror unit with focal length of 1850 mm and by a position sensitive gas scintillation proportional counter. The MECS flight instruments have been calibrated at the X-ray PANTER facility of the Max Planck Institute and the preliminary results are presented in the paper.
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Giuliano Boella, Lucio Chiappetti, Giancarlo Conti, Silvano Molendi, Giancarlo Cusumano, Stefano Del Sordo, Giovanni La Rosa, Maria Concetta Maccarone, Stefano Re, Bruno Sacco, Mario Tripiciano, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Wolfgang Burkert, "Medium-Energy Concentrator Spectrometer on board the x-ray astronomy satellite SAX: preliminary results of ground x-ray calibrations", Proc. SPIE 2517, X-Ray and EUV/FUV Spectroscopy and Polarimetry, (16 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224912; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.224912
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