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Title: Narrow-band X-ray polarizing filters.
Authors: Martindale, A.
Bannister, N.P.
Harris, K.D.M.
Solan, G.A.
Collins, S.P.
Champouret, Y.
Muppidi, V.K.
Fraser, G.W.
Roy, Mervyn
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Citation: Proceedings of SPIE, 2007, 6686, 66860X.
Abstract: We review past and current attempts to measure X-ray polarization in celestial sources and describe research activity into a new family of materials which have been shown to exhibit linear dichroism at X-ray wavelengths. Such materials could add a polarimetry capability to the high energy resolution detectors proposed for future, high effective area, X-ray astrophysical observatories such as Constellation-X and XEUS. They have the potential to achieve useful minimum detectable polarization values for a number of sources in a sensible exposure time with XEUS.
ISSN: 0277-786X
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.734114
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/7510
Type: Article
Description: This is the author's final draft of the paper published as Proceedings of SPIE, 2007, 6686, 66860X. The final version is available from http://spiedl.aip.org/getabs/servlet/GetabsServlet?prog=normal&id=PSISDG00668600000166860X000001&idtype=cvips&gifs=yes&ref=no. Copyright 2007 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. Doi: 10.1117/12.734114
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