InFOCμS hard X-ray imaging telescope

J. Tueller, H. A. Krimm, T. Okajima, S. D. Barthelmy, S. M. Owens, P. J. Serlemitsos, Y. Soong, K. W. Chan, Y. Ogasaka, R. Shibata, K. Tamura, Akihiro Furuzawa, Y. Tawara, H. Kunieda, K. Yamashita

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Abstract

InFOCμS is a new generation balloon-borne hard X-ray telescope with focusing optics and spectroscopy. We had a successful 22.5-hour flight from Fort Sumner, NM on September 16,17, 2004. In this paper, we present the performance of the hard X-ray telescope, which consists of a depth-graded platinum/carbon multilayer mirror and a CdZnTe detector. The telescope has an effective area of 49 cm2 at 30 keV, an angular resolution of 2.4 arcmin (HPD), and a field of view of 11 arcmin (FWHM) depending on energies. The CdZnTe detector is configured with a 12 × 12 segmented array of detector pixels. The pixels are 2mmsquare, and are placed on 2.1mm centers. An averaged energy resolution is 4.4 keV at 60 keV and its standard deviation is 0.36 keV over 128 pixels. The detector is surrounded by a 3-cm thick CsI anti coincidence shield to reduce background from particles and photons not incident along the mirror focal direction. The inflight background is 2.9 × 10-4 cts cm -2 sec-1 keV-1 in the 20-50 keV band.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFocusing Telescopes in Nuclear Astrophysics
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages121-129
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)1402053037, 9781402053030
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2006

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Tueller, J., Krimm, H. A., Okajima, T., Barthelmy, S. D., Owens, S. M., Serlemitsos, P. J., ... Yamashita, K. (2006). InFOCμS hard X-ray imaging telescope. In Focusing Telescopes in Nuclear Astrophysics (pp. 121-129). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5304-7_14
Tueller, J. ; Krimm, H. A. ; Okajima, T. ; Barthelmy, S. D. ; Owens, S. M. ; Serlemitsos, P. J. ; Soong, Y. ; Chan, K. W. ; Ogasaka, Y. ; Shibata, R. ; Tamura, K. ; Furuzawa, Akihiro ; Tawara, Y. ; Kunieda, H. ; Yamashita, K. / InFOCμS hard X-ray imaging telescope. Focusing Telescopes in Nuclear Astrophysics. Springer Netherlands, 2006. pp. 121-129
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Tueller J, Krimm HA, Okajima T, Barthelmy SD, Owens SM, Serlemitsos PJ et al. InFOCμS hard X-ray imaging telescope. In Focusing Telescopes in Nuclear Astrophysics. Springer Netherlands. 2006. p. 121-129 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5304-7_14