29 July 2010 Estimate of the background for the x-ray microcalorimeter Spectrometer onboard of IXO
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We present a study of the background for the array of microcalorimeters onboard of the International X-ray Observatory space mission. We investigated through simulations the rates at the focal plane of soft and hard particles in L2 orbit. Assuming the presence of an anticoincidence instrument, we derived an estimate of the residual background. The preliminary results reported in this paper are based on a number of simplifications of the actual picture. Efforts to improve the model are on-going.
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Emanuele Perinati, Emanuele Perinati, Teresa Mineo, Teresa Mineo, Luca Colasanti, Luca Colasanti, Simone Lotti, Simone Lotti, Claudio Macculi, Claudio Macculi, Lorenzo Natalucci, Lorenzo Natalucci, Luigi Piro, Luigi Piro, } "Estimate of the background for the x-ray microcalorimeter Spectrometer onboard of IXO", Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 77323X (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856393; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856393
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