The performance of the ATHENA X-ray Integral Field Unit

Marco Barbera, Brian Jackson, Simone Lotti, Thomas Dauser, Thien Lam-Trong, Philippe Peille, Stephen J. Smith, Christian Kirsch, Edoardo Cucchetti, Marco Barbera, Claudio Macculi, Jan-Willem Den Herder, Roland Den Hartog, Simon R. Bandler, François Pajot, Luigi Piro, Didier Barret, Joern Wilms, Marco Barbera, Hervé GeoffrayJean-Michel Mesnager

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Abstract

The X-ray Integral Field Unit (X-IFU) is a next generation microcalorimeter planned for launch onboard the Athena observatory. Operating a matrix of 3840 superconducting Transition Edge Sensors at 90 mK, it will provide unprecedented spectro-imaging capabilities (2.5 eV resolution, for a field of view of 5') in the soft X-ray band (0.2 up to 12 keV), enabling breakthrough science. The definition of the instrument evolved along the phase A study and we present here an overview of its predicted performances and their modeling, illustrating how the design of the X-IFU meets its top-level scientific requirements. This article notably covers the energy resolution, count-rate capability, quantum efficiency and non X-ray background levels, highlighting their main drivers.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Pagine161-
Numero di pagine11
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Barbera, M., Jackson, B., Lotti, S., Dauser, T., Lam-Trong, T., Peille, P., ... Mesnager, J-M. (2018). The performance of the ATHENA X-ray Integral Field Unit. 161-.

The performance of the ATHENA X-ray Integral Field Unit. / Barbera, Marco; Jackson, Brian; Lotti, Simone; Dauser, Thomas; Lam-Trong, Thien; Peille, Philippe; Smith, Stephen J.; Kirsch, Christian; Cucchetti, Edoardo; Barbera, Marco; Macculi, Claudio; Den Herder, Jan-Willem; Den Hartog, Roland; Bandler, Simon R.; Pajot, François; Piro, Luigi; Barret, Didier; Wilms, Joern; Barbera, Marco; Geoffray, Hervé; Mesnager, Jean-Michel.

2018. 161-.

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Barbera, M, Jackson, B, Lotti, S, Dauser, T, Lam-Trong, T, Peille, P, Smith, SJ, Kirsch, C, Cucchetti, E, Barbera, M, Macculi, C, Den Herder, J-W, Den Hartog, R, Bandler, SR, Pajot, F, Piro, L, Barret, D, Wilms, J, Barbera, M, Geoffray, H & Mesnager, J-M 2018, 'The performance of the ATHENA X-ray Integral Field Unit', pagg. 161-.
Barbera M, Jackson B, Lotti S, Dauser T, Lam-Trong T, Peille P e altri. The performance of the ATHENA X-ray Integral Field Unit. 2018.
Barbera, Marco ; Jackson, Brian ; Lotti, Simone ; Dauser, Thomas ; Lam-Trong, Thien ; Peille, Philippe ; Smith, Stephen J. ; Kirsch, Christian ; Cucchetti, Edoardo ; Barbera, Marco ; Macculi, Claudio ; Den Herder, Jan-Willem ; Den Hartog, Roland ; Bandler, Simon R. ; Pajot, François ; Piro, Luigi ; Barret, Didier ; Wilms, Joern ; Barbera, Marco ; Geoffray, Hervé ; Mesnager, Jean-Michel. / The performance of the ATHENA X-ray Integral Field Unit. 11 pag.
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