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14 February 2003 Novel gaseous x-ray polarimeter: data analysis and simulation
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We report on the development of a new higly efficient polarimeter, based on the photoelectric effect in gas, for the 2-10 keV energy range, a particularly interesting band for x-ray astronomy. We derive the polarization information by reconstructing the direction of photoelectron emission with a pixel gas detector. Attention is focused on the algorithms used in data analysis in order to maximize the sensitivity of the instrument. Monte Carlo simulation is also discussed in details.
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Ronaldo Bellazzini, F. Angelini, Luca Baldini, Alessandro Brez, Enrico Costa, Giuseppe Di Persio, Luca Latronico, M. M. Massai, Nicola Omodei, Luigi Pacciani, Paolo Soffitta, and Gloria Spandre "Novel gaseous x-ray polarimeter: data analysis and simulation", Proc. SPIE 4843, Polarimetry in Astronomy, (14 February 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.459381
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