A high resolution liquid xenon imaging telescope for 0.3-10 MeV gamma-ray astrophysics

construction and initial balloon flights : annual status report for NAGW-2013 : 1 January 1994 - 31 December 1994
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StatementElena Aprile.
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A high resolution liquid xenon imaging telescope for MeV gamma-ray astrophysics: Construction and initial balloon flights - NASA/ADS An instrument is described which will provide a direct image of gamma-ray line or continuum sources in the energy range keV to Cited by: 1.

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[Elena Aprile; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.]. A High Resolution Liquid Xenon Imaging Telescope for MeV Gamma Ray Astrophysics: Construction and Initial Balloon Flights. By Elena Aprile. Abstract. The results achieved with a liter liquid xenon time projection chamber (LXe-TPC) prototype during the first year include: the efficiency of detecting the primary scintillation light Author: Elena Aprile.

The use of this instrument to study the celestial distribution of the (exp 26)Al isotope by observing the MeV deexcitation gamma-ray line is illustrated.

The source location accuracy is 2' or better. The imaging telescope is a liquid xenon time projection chamber Author: Elena Aprile. PROCEEDINGS SUPPLEMENTS A Liquid Xenon Imaging Telescope for Gamma-Ray Astrophysics: Design and Expected Performance E.

Aprile, A. Bolotnikov, D. Chen and R. Mukherjee Physics Department and Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory Columbia University, New York, NY A high resolution telescope for imaging cosmic v-ray sources in the MeV region Cited by: 4.

In its A High Resolution Liquid Xenon Imaging Telescope for MeV Gamma Ray Astrophysics: Construction and Initial Balloon Flights 18 p. (SEE N ) Publication Date: 12/ Category: Astronomy: Origin: STI: NASA/STI Keywords.

Details are presented of an atmospheric Cherenkov telescope for use in very high energy gamma-ray astronomy which consists of a cluster of close-packed photomultiplier tubes at the focus of a 10 meter optical reflector.

The images of the Cherenkov flashes generated both by gamma-ray and charged cosmic-ray events are digitized and by: The Liquid Xenon Gamma-Ray Imaging Telescope (LXeGRIT) is the first realization of a liquid xenon time projection chamber for Compton imaging of MeV γ-ray sources in astrophysics.

A liquid xenon time projection chamber (LXeTPC) has been developed to image cosmic γ-rays in the energy band –20 MeV. Its performance as Gamma Ray Imaging Telescope (LXeGRIT instrument) has been tested during a high altitude balloon flight (Spring ’99, New Mexico).Cited by: The detector, based on liquid xenon time-projection chambers, is optimized for approximately - 10 MeV and combines high efficiency within a 3 sr field-of-view with approximately 1 degree(s) angular resolution and excellent background reduction by: 2.

Astronomy & Astrophysics manuscript no. GammaRayImager_printer_31Jan18 c ESO November 9, A Combined Compton and Coded-aperture Telescope for Medium-energy Gamma-ray Astrophysics Michelle Galloway,1, Andreas Zoglauer,2, Steven E.

Boggs,2, and Mark Amman3. The experiment LXe-CAT (Liquid Xenon-Coded Aperture Telescope), which we have proposed for (gamma) -ray astrophysics observations in the keV - 10 MeV energy range, uses a Liquid Xenon Time. Shvyd'ko's book is strongly recommended to at least three categories of readers: X-ray scientists (especially those working at X-ray synchrotrons), graduate students who may have one of the projects for PhD thesis based on a high resolution X-ray scattering studies, and, I would venture, a few highly talented undergraduate students who happen to have an internship in X-ray oriented Cited by: ASTROPHYSICS WITH THE 3-DTI GAMMA-RAY TELESCOPE and are highly variable.

In addition, the MeV line of 26Al as well as 44Ti, 60Fe, and 60Co show diffuse emission from the inner part of the Milky Way. Chandra observations ( keV) show.

Wide-field (> deg$^2$) hard X-ray coded-aperture telescopes with high angular resolution (astrophysics. For instance, transient sources such as gamma-ray bursts can be precisely localized without assistance of secondary focusing X-ray telescopes to enable rapid followup studies.

On the other hand, high angular resolution in coded-aperture Cited by: 2. A telescope is popularly imagined to be a visual device used to observe things far away using mirrors and lenses. However, when the photons exceed energies of ~ keV (called gamma-ray photons andtimes greater than the energy of an optical photon), such direct methods of imaging become increasingly difficult.

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As a result, several. PROCEEDINGS VOLUME Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy II. Editor(s): A high-throughput high-spectral-resolution grating x-ray spectrometer for XEUS Gamma-ray focusing telescope based on high reflective Ge and Si mosaic crystals. KEYWORDS: Imaging spectroscopy, Sensors, Xenon, Telescopes, Spatial resolution, Liquids, Signal detection, Calibration, Electrons, Photons Read Abstract + LXeGRIT is a balloon-borne Compton telescope based on a liquid xenon time projection chamber (LXeTPC) for imaging cosmic (gamma) -rays in the energy band of - 20 MeV.

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Abstract. The technique of γ-ray astronomy at very high energies (VHE:> GeV) with ground-based imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes is described, the H.E.S.S. array in Namibia serving as a discussion of the physical principles of the atmospheric Cherenkov technique is given, emphasizing its rapid development during the last by: PROCEEDINGS VOLUME Space Telescopes and Instrumentation Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray Scientific motivations and technical design considerations for future high-energy gamma-ray telescopes in light of lessons learned from the Fermi Large Area Telescope A high resolution gamma-ray space telescope Author(s).

An almost complete collection of the papers given at the International Workshop on Imaging in High Energy Astronomy (Anacapri, Italy, ). These proceedings, which concentrate on imaging above 10 keV, represent the state of the art in the field, resulting from the success of many missions.

: Infrared Astronomy with Arrays: The Next Generation (Astrophysics and Space Science Library) (): Ian S. McLean: Books. The project entitled "A High Resolution Liquid Xenon Imaging Telescope for MeV Gamma-Ray Astrophysics: Construction and Initial Balloon Flights" was initiated with the submission in August of the proposal CAL in response to NASA Announcement of Opportunity NRA OSSA X-ray telescopes,high angular resolution resolution, formation flying, di rac-tive optics 1.

Introduction High angular resolution X-ray telescopes have propelled X-ray astronomy to the frontiers of astrophysics. With the launch of NuSTAR in June eleven spacecraft have been or are currently in orbit with focusing X-ray tele.

High Energy X-ray Imaging Telescope: HEXIT R.K. Manchanda Dept. of Astronomy Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Homi Bhabha Road, MumbaiIndia Presenter: R.K. Manchanda ([email protected]), ind-manchanda-R-abs2-ogposter We have developed a new balloon borne payload for hard X-ray observations in the energy region.

High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center Office () Office of Scientific Computing () Instrument Development Group () Astrophysics Science Labs; Astroparticle Physics () X-ray Astrophysics () Gravitational Astrophysics () Observational Cosmology () ExoPlanets and Stellar Astrophysics ().

THE SCIENCE ENABLED BY ULTRAHIGH ANGULAR RESOLUTION X-RAY AND GAMMA-RAY IMAGING OF BLACK HOLES A Science White Paper to Astro The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey Keith Gendreau (NASA/GSFC), Zaven Arzoumanian (USRA/GSFC), Webster Cash (University of Colorado, Boulder), Andy Fabian (IOA, Cambridge).

statistics of high resolution coded-aperture telescopes. We illustrate these new imaging analysis techniques using the data acquired by the wide- eld high resolution hard X-ray telescope ProtoEXIST2 during the high-altitude balloon ight in Fall, In Section 2, we review the basic parameters of the ProtoEXIST2 telescope.

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