A Temperature-Dependent X-Ray Absorption Characterization of Test Filters for the ATHENA Mission X-IFU Instrument

Marco Barbera, Salvatore Ferruggia Bonura, Luisa Sciortino, Ugo Lo Cicero, Konstantin Koshmak, Elena Magnano, Salvatore Ferruggia Bonura, Marco Barbera, Marco Barbera, Stefano Nannarone, Marco Barbera

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Abstract

In order to work properly, the X-ray Integral Field Unit of the ATHENA mission requires a set of thermal filters that block the infrared radiation, preventing it to reach the detector. Each filter will be mounted and thermally anchored onto a shield of the multistage cryostat and will be kept at the specific temperature of the stage. On the other hand, the filters partially absorb X-rays, and their transmittance has to be carefully characterized. The effect of temperature on the absorption edges of the elements that make up the filters has not been investigated yet. Here, we report the results of a preliminary run on the optical transmission data around the edges of C, N, and O at different temperatures for a selected test sample with 500 nm of polyimide and 100 nm of aluminum.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)799-804
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Volume193
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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