26 September 2013 The gas pixel detector at the focus of an x-ray optics
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We describe here the session of measurements that allowed the imaging capabilities of the Gas Pixel Detector at the focus of an X-ray optics to be assessed. Firstly laboratory measurements and Monte Carlo simulations were performed in order to study the intrinsic position resolution of the detector. Then a stand-alone test of the JET-X FM-2 optics was performed at the PANTER X-ray test facility on November 2012, showing basically no variation with respect to the results obtained in 1996. Finally a session of measurements performed at the same facility allowed the imaging capability of the GPD at the focus of this JET-X optics to be calibrated.
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Paolo Soffitta, Enrico Costa, Ettore Del Monte, Sergio Fabiani, Fabio Muleri, Alda Rubini, Daniele Spiga, Gianpiero Tagliaferri, Giovanni Pareschi, Stefano Basso, Oberto Citterio, Ronaldo Bellazzini, Alessandro Brez, Luca de Ruvo, Massimo Minuti, Michele Pinchera, Carmelo Sgró, Gloria Spandre, Vadim Burwitz, Wolfgang Burkert, Benedikt Menz, and Gisela Hartner "The gas pixel detector at the focus of an x-ray optics", Proc. SPIE 8859, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XVIII, 88590N (26 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2024284; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2024284
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