HEAD 2000, November 2000
Session 43. Missions and Instruments
Display, Friday, November 10, 2000, 8:00am-6:00pm, Bora Bora Ballroom

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[43.10] Development of A Hybrid X-ray Camera at Kyoto University

T.G. Tsuru, A. Bamba, K. Imanishi, M. Kohon, H. Murakami, M. Tsujimoto, T. Tanimori, K. Koyama (Kyoto Univ.)

We introduce a proposal of a new wide band hybrid X-ray imaging spectro polarimeter. This camera is realized by the combination of thin X-ray CCDs for 0.1--10~keV band and a Micro Pixel Gas Chamber (MPGC) detecting X-rays at 10--40~keV.

The X-ray CCD is a backside illumination type and thinned leaving only depletion layer of ~100\mum. The small pixel of the CCD with its goal of 8\mum enables us to detect X-ray polarization below 10~keV band. The MPGC is placed just under the thinned CCD and detects high energy X-rays unabsorbed in the CCD. The MPGC is also able to measure the X-ray polarization.

We propose the hybrid X-ray camera as a focal plane detector of the super mirrors onboard on the post ASTRO-E(-II) and other future missions.

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