X-ray monitoring for astrophysical applications

L. Pina, David Nelson Burrows, W. Cash, D. Cerna, P. Gorenstein, R. Hudec, A. Inneman, J. Jakubek, V. Marsikova, L. Sieger, V. Tichy

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Abstract

This work addresses the issue of X-ray monitoring for astrophysical applications. The proposed wide-field optical system has not been used in space yet. The proposed novel approach is based on the use of 1D "Lobster eye" optics in combination with Timepix X-ray detector in the energy range 3-40 keV. The proposed project includes theoretical study and a functional sample of the Timepix X-ray detector with multifoil wide-field X-ray "Lobster eye" optics. Using optics to focus X-rays on a detector is the only solution in cases the intensity of impinging X-ray radiation is below the sensitivity of the detector, e.g. while monitoring astrophysical objects in space, or phenomena in the Earth's atmosphere. The optical system could be used in a student rocket experiment at University of Colorado. Ideal opportunity is to extend the CubeSat of Pennsylvania State University with the hard X-ray telescope demonstrator consisting of an optical module and Timepix detector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components IX
PublisherSPIE
Volume9207
ISBN (Electronic)9781628412345
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
EventAdvances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components IX - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 18 2014Aug 20 2014

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OtherAdvances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components IX
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/18/148/20/14

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astrophysics
Monitoring
X-ray Detectors
Optics
X rays
Wide-field
Detector
Detectors
Optical System
x rays
detectors
X-ray Telescopes
Hard X-ray
optics
Optical systems
Atmosphere
Radiation
Earth atmosphere
Module
Rockets

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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Pina, L., Burrows, D. N., Cash, W., Cerna, D., Gorenstein, P., Hudec, R., ... Tichy, V. (2014). X-ray monitoring for astrophysical applications. In Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components IX (Vol. 9207). [92070T] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2064726
Pina, L. ; Burrows, David Nelson ; Cash, W. ; Cerna, D. ; Gorenstein, P. ; Hudec, R. ; Inneman, A. ; Jakubek, J. ; Marsikova, V. ; Sieger, L. ; Tichy, V. / X-ray monitoring for astrophysical applications. Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components IX. Vol. 9207 SPIE, 2014.
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X-ray monitoring for astrophysical applications. / Pina, L.; Burrows, David Nelson; Cash, W.; Cerna, D.; Gorenstein, P.; Hudec, R.; Inneman, A.; Jakubek, J.; Marsikova, V.; Sieger, L.; Tichy, V.

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Pina L, Burrows DN, Cash W, Cerna D, Gorenstein P, Hudec R et al. X-ray monitoring for astrophysical applications. In Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components IX. Vol. 9207. SPIE. 2014. 92070T https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2064726