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Title: Development of a Thomson X-ray polarimeter
Authors: Rishin, P.V.
Paul, Biswajit
Duraichelvan, R.
Marykutty, James
Jincy, Devasia
Ramanath, Cowsik
Keywords: Astrophysics
Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University press
Citation: X-ray Polarimetry: A new window in astrophysics, Ed by Ronaldo Bellazzini et al, Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, p 83-87,(proceedings of "The Coming of Age of X-ray Polarimetry," Rome, Italy, April 27-30, 2009)
Abstract: We describe the current status of the design and development of a Thomson X-ray polarimeter suitable for a small satellite mission. Currently we are considering two detector geometries, one using rectangular detectors placed on four sides of a scattering element and the other using a single cylindrical detector with the scattering element at the center. The rectangular detector configuration has been fabricated and tested. The cylindrical detector is currently under fabrication. In order to compensate any pointing offset of the satellite, a collimator with a flat topped response has been developed that provides a constant effective area over an angular range. We have also developed a double crystal monochromator/polariser for the purpose of test and calibration of the polarimeter. Preliminary test results from the developmental activities are presented here.
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ISBN: 9780521191845
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Copyright: 2010 Cambridge University Press
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