11 July 2016 GAMCOTE: a prototype for an advanced Compton Telescope
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Astronomy in the MeV gamma-ray band (0.1 - 100 MeV) holds a rich promise for elucidating many fundamental questions concerning the most violent cosmic phenomena. The next generation of gamma-ray space instrument could be a Compton and pair-creation telescope made of two main parts: a silicon tracker optimized for Compton scattering of cosmic gamma rays and a calorimeter that absorbs the scattered photons. We present here the first results of GAMCOTE, a GAMma-ray COmpton TElescope prototype which includes thick double sided silicon strip detectors coupled to a LaBr3:Ce crystal read by a 64 multi-anode photomultiplier tube.
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N. de Séréville, V. Tatischeff, P. Laurent, W. Bertoli, G. Brulin, J.-J. Dormard, N. Dosme, T. Faul, B. Genolini, L. Gibelin, A. Gostojić, X. Grave, C. Hamadache, N. Karkour, J. Kiener, X. Lafay, E. Legay, O. Limousin, D. Linget, D. Maier, R. Oger, J. Peyré, E. Rauly, P. Rosier, C. Santos, A.-S. Torrentó, V. Le Ven, E. Wanlin, "GAMCOTE: a prototype for an advanced Compton Telescope", Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 99056C (11 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231620; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231620
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