13 December 2000 Imaging x-ray spectroscopy with superconducting phase transition thermometers
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We have developed cryogenic detectors based on superconducting phase transition thermometers (SPTs) for applications in x-ray astronomy. For a detector, which was designed for 1- dimensional imaging, an energy resolution of 216 eV (5.9 keV) and a position resolution of about 200 micrometer has been demonstrated over an absorber length as long as 1 cm. Finally, the possibilities for achieving better resolving power, improved position resolution, larger active area and increased counting capability will be discussed.
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Manfred Bruckmayer, Susan Cooper, Hans Kraus, Franz Proebst, Wolfgang Seidel, "Imaging x-ray spectroscopy with superconducting phase transition thermometers", Proc. SPIE 4140, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI, (13 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.409139; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.409139
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