X-ray imaging and spectroscopy performance of a large area Silicon Drift Chamber for wide-field X-ray astronomy applications

Gianluigi Zampa, Andrea Vacchi, Marco Feroci, Claudio Labanti, Valter Bonvicini, Alexander Rashevsky, Nicola Zampa, Riccardo Campana, Ettore Del Monte, Yuri Evangelista, Fabio Muleri, Luigi Pacciani, Alda Rubini, Paolo Soffitta, Enrico Costa, Immacolata Donnarumma, Francesco Lazzarotto, Marcello Mastropietro, Ennio Morelli, Massimo RapisardaFabio Fuschino, Martino Marisaldi, Giuseppe Baldazzi, Luca Picolli, Marco Grassi, Piero Malcovati

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Abstract

In the context of the design of wide-field of view experiments for X-ray astronomy, we studied the response to X-rays in the range between 2 and 60 keV of a large area Silicon Drift Chamber originally designed for particle tracking in high energy physics. We demonstrated excellent imaging and spectroscopy performance of monolithic 53 cm2detectors, with position resolution as good as 30 μm and energy resolution in the range 300-570 eV FWHM obtainable at room temperature (20 °C). In this paper we show the results of test campaigns at the X-ray facility at INAF/IASF Rome, aimed at characterizing the detector performance by scanning the detector area with highly collimated spots of monochromatic X-rays. In these tests we used a detector prototype equipped with discrete read-out front-end electronics. © 2010 SPIE.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …

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ConferenceSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/10 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Zampa, G., Vacchi, A., Feroci, M., Labanti, C., Bonvicini, V., Rashevsky, A., ... Malcovati, P. (2010). X-ray imaging and spectroscopy performance of a large area Silicon Drift Chamber for wide-field X-ray astronomy applications. Paper presented at Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, United States. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857292