AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 50 EXIST
Poster, Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[50.03] A Gamma-Ray Spectrometer Shield for the Black Hole FInder Probe EXIST

A. Garson, H. Krawczynski (Washington University in St. Louis), EXIST Team

In this contribution we present the results of a full simulation thatevaluates the possibility to use the Cesium Iodide (CsI) shield/collimator assembly of the EXIST mission to measure the energy spectra of Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs). The combination of CZT (Cadmium Zinc Telluride) detectors and the CsI shield displays great potential as an extremely powerful GRB detector. We will present the results of a full simulation of the telescope and discuss the exciting scientific questions that can be addressed with the instrument.

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