22 October 1999 Overview of the calibration and the performance of the pn-CCD camera
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In the near future the European x-ray satellite XMM will be launched into orbit. The satellite is equipped with a PN-CCD camera with a sensitive area of 60 mm X 60 mm, integrated on a single silicon wafer. The same camera is on board of the German x-ray satellite ABRIXAS. The main feature of this camera type is the very good quantum efficiency of more than 90 percent in the energy range from 0.3 to 10 keV and the high time resolution, selectable between 7 microsecond(s) ec and 280 msec. All flight cameras are extensively calibrated, utilizing the long beam test facility Panter in Muenchen, the Synchrotron Radiation Facility beam lines at the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale in Orsay, and the PTB beam line at the Bessy Synchrotron in Berlin. We will give an overview of all the calibrations and calibration methods as well as some global results.
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Ulrich G. Briel, Ulrich G. Briel, Edgar Bihler, Edgar Bihler, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Michael Colli, Michael Colli, Konrad Dennerl, Konrad Dennerl, Frank Haberl, Frank Haberl, Robert Hartmann, Robert Hartmann, Gisela D. Hartner, Gisela D. Hartner, Peter Holl, Peter Holl, Norbert Meidinger, Norbert Meidinger, Josef Kemmer, Josef Kemmer, Eckhard Kendziorra, Eckhard Kendziorra, Marcus Kirsch, Marcus Kirsch, Norbert Krause, Norbert Krause, Markus Kuster, Markus Kuster, Josef Pal, Josef Pal, Elmar Pfeffermann, Elmar Pfeffermann, Martin Popp, Martin Popp, Claus Reppin, Claus Reppin, Th. Stadelbauer, Th. Stadelbauer, Heike Soltau, Heike Soltau, Lothar Strueder, Lothar Strueder, Joachim E. Truemper, Joachim E. Truemper, Christoph von Zanthier, Christoph von Zanthier, V. E. Zavlin, V. E. Zavlin, "Overview of the calibration and the performance of the pn-CCD camera", Proc. SPIE 3765, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X, (22 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366503; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.366503


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