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ID: 544613.0, MPI für Physik / MPI für Physik
High Speed, Large Format X-ray CCDs for ESA's XEUS Mission
Authors:Strüder, L.; Soltau, H.; Bonerz, S.; Bräuninger, H.; Carathanassis, D.; Eckhardt, R.; Hartmann, R.; Hasinger, G.; Holl, P.; Krause, N.; Lutz, G.; Meidinger, N.; Richter, Rainer H.; Schaller, G.; Schnecke-Radau, M.; Trümper, J.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2002
Title of Journal:Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Journal Abbrev.:Proc.SPIE
Issue / Number:4497
Start Page:61
End Page:69
Audience:Not Specified
Intended Educational Use:No
Abstract / Description:The pn-CCD camera on EPIC-XMM is the most advanced imaging X-ray spectrometer, as it unifies high quantum efficiency, high speed readout and high energy resolution simultaneously. The camera operates since almost two years as calibrated prior to launch.

Future missions, like ESA's XEUS - the X-ray Evolving Universe Spectroscopy - mission require higher spatial resolution, higher response at energies above 20 keV and most important an increased full frame readout rate by at least a factor of 20 for the first operational phase. XEUS represents a potential follow-on mission to the cornerstone XMM-Newton, currently in orbit. The XEUS mission is considered as part of ESA's Horizon 2000+ program within the context of the International Space Station.

In order to match the above requirements for the wide field imager of XEUS, we propose a frame store pn-CCD camera system based on the technology development of the EPIC camera on XMM-Newton.
Classification / Thesaurus:Semiconductor Detectors
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N.N.
Affiliations:MPI für Physik
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