15 October 1997 36-cm2 large monolythic pn-CCD detector for EPIC on XMM
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Monolithic arrays of 12 CCDs, 3 by 1 cm2 each, have been developed and produced for the focal plane instrumentation of the European photon imaging camera (EPIC) on XMM and the German ABRIXAS x-ray satellite mission. The design parameters have been optimized to match the properties of the x-ray imaging optics as well as the x-ray intensity, energy bandwidth and characteristic time constants of the objects to observe. The pixel size is 150 by 150 micrometer2; readout is performed in parallel; low noise, spectroscopic performance is realized by on-chip integrated JFET electronics; highohmic, ultrapure bulk material allows full depletion and enhances the efficiency for higher energy x-ray detection. The fabrication process, the layout topology and the operating conditions guarantee for a ten year operation in space without performance degradation.
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Peter Holl, Peter Holl, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Ulrich G. Briel, Ulrich G. Briel, Robert Hartmann, Robert Hartmann, Gisela D. Hartner, Gisela D. Hartner, D. Hauff, D. Hauff, Josef Kemmer, Josef Kemmer, Eckhard Kendziorra, Eckhard Kendziorra, Norbert Krause, Norbert Krause, Peter Lechner, Peter Lechner, Bernhard Maier, Bernhard Maier, Norbert Meidinger, Norbert Meidinger, Elmar Pfeffermann, Elmar Pfeffermann, Bernhard Pflueger, Bernhard Pflueger, Martin Popp, Martin Popp, Claus Reppin, Claus Reppin, Rainer H. Richter, Rainer H. Richter, J. Riedel, J. Riedel, Heike Soltau, Heike Soltau, Diana Stoetter, Diana Stoetter, Lothar Strueder, Lothar Strueder, Joachim E. Truemper, Joachim E. Truemper, Christoph von Zanthier, Christoph von Zanthier, } "36-cm2 large monolythic pn-CCD detector for EPIC on XMM", Proc. SPIE 3114, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, (15 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.278910; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.278910


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