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, Giuliano Boella, Lucio Chiappetti, Lucio Chiappetti, Giancarlo Conti, Giancarlo Conti, Silvano Molendi, Silvano Molendi, Giancarlo Cusumano, Giancarlo Cusumano, Stefano Del Sordo, Stefano Del Sordo, Giovanni La Rosa, Giovanni La Rosa, Maria Concetta Maccarone, Maria Concetta Maccarone, Stefano Re, Stefano Re, Bruno Sacco, Bruno Sacco, Mario Tripiciano, Mario Tripiciano, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Wolfgang Burkert, 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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