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22 October 1999 Calibration of the X-ray CCD camera (XIS) for the ASTRO-E in the soft-x-ray band
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The ASTRO-E X-ray Imaging Spectrometers (XISs) consists of four sets of X-ray CCD camera for the ASTRO-E mission. The XISs have been calibrated at Osaka University, Kyoto University, ISAS and MIT. The calibration experiment at Osaka focuses on the soft x-ray response of the XIS. The calibration of the XIS flight model has been performed since August 1998. We measured the signal-pulse height, the energy resolution and the quantum efficiency of the XIS as a function of energy, all of which are essential to construct the response function of the XIS. The detailed shape of the pulse-height-distribution are also investigated. We also constructed a numerical simulator of the XIS, which tracks the physical process in the CCD so as to reproduce the measured data. With a help of this simulator, we propose a model of the pulse-height-distribution of the XIS for single energy incident x-rays. The model consists of four components; two Gaussians, a constant, plus a triangle-shape component.
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Haruyoshi Katayama, Makoto Shouho, Takayoshi Kohmura, Kazunori Katayama, Motoari Ohta, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Shunji Kitamoto, Kiyoshi Hayashida, Emi Miyata, Kumi Yoshita, Katsuji Koyama, George R. Ricker Jr., Mark W. Bautz, Richard F. Foster, Steven E. Kissel, and John P. Doty "Calibration of the X-ray CCD camera (XIS) for the ASTRO-E in the soft-x-ray band", Proc. SPIE 3765, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X, (22 October 1999);


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