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Title: Characterization of a charge-coupled device array for Bragg spectroscopy

Abstract

The average pixel distance as well as the relative orientation of an array of six charge-coupled device (CCD) detectors have been measured with accuracies of about 0.5 nm and 50 {mu}rad, respectively. Such a precision satisfies the needs of modern crystal spectroscopy experiments in the field of exotic atoms and highly charged ions. Two different measurements have been performed by illuminating masks in front of the detector array by remote sources of radiation. In one case, an aluminum mask was irradiated with x rays, and in a second attempt, a nanometric quartz wafer was illuminated by a light bulb. Both methods gave consistent results with a smaller error for the optical method. In addition, the thermal expansion of the CCD detectors was characterized between -105 and -40 deg. C.

Authors:
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  1. Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Unite Mixte de Recherche du CNRS n deg. 8552, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Case 74, 4 Place Jussieu, F-75005 Paris (France)
  2. (Germany)
  3. (United Kingdom)
  4. (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20779190
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 77; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2194485; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ACCURACY; ALUMINIUM; CHARGE-COUPLED DEVICES; CRYSTALS; HADRONIC ATOMS; IONS; IRRADIATION; NANOSTRUCTURES; QUARTZ; THERMAL EXPANSION; X RADIATION; X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY

Citation Formats

Indelicato, Paul, Le Bigot, Eric-Olivier, Trassinelli, Martino, Gotta, Detlev, Hennebach, Maik, Nelms, Nick, David, Christian, Simons, Leopold M., Institut fuer Kernphysik, Forschungszentrum Juelich, D-52425 Juelich, Space Research Center, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, and Paul Scherrer Institut, CH-5232 Villigen. Characterization of a charge-coupled device array for Bragg spectroscopy. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2194485.
Indelicato, Paul, Le Bigot, Eric-Olivier, Trassinelli, Martino, Gotta, Detlev, Hennebach, Maik, Nelms, Nick, David, Christian, Simons, Leopold M., Institut fuer Kernphysik, Forschungszentrum Juelich, D-52425 Juelich, Space Research Center, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, & Paul Scherrer Institut, CH-5232 Villigen. Characterization of a charge-coupled device array for Bragg spectroscopy. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2194485.
Indelicato, Paul, Le Bigot, Eric-Olivier, Trassinelli, Martino, Gotta, Detlev, Hennebach, Maik, Nelms, Nick, David, Christian, Simons, Leopold M., Institut fuer Kernphysik, Forschungszentrum Juelich, D-52425 Juelich, Space Research Center, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, and Paul Scherrer Institut, CH-5232 Villigen. Sat . "Characterization of a charge-coupled device array for Bragg spectroscopy". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2194485.
@article{osti_20779190,
title = {Characterization of a charge-coupled device array for Bragg spectroscopy},
author = {Indelicato, Paul and Le Bigot, Eric-Olivier and Trassinelli, Martino and Gotta, Detlev and Hennebach, Maik and Nelms, Nick and David, Christian and Simons, Leopold M. and Institut fuer Kernphysik, Forschungszentrum Juelich, D-52425 Juelich and Space Research Center, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH and Paul Scherrer Institut, CH-5232 Villigen},
abstractNote = {The average pixel distance as well as the relative orientation of an array of six charge-coupled device (CCD) detectors have been measured with accuracies of about 0.5 nm and 50 {mu}rad, respectively. Such a precision satisfies the needs of modern crystal spectroscopy experiments in the field of exotic atoms and highly charged ions. Two different measurements have been performed by illuminating masks in front of the detector array by remote sources of radiation. In one case, an aluminum mask was irradiated with x rays, and in a second attempt, a nanometric quartz wafer was illuminated by a light bulb. Both methods gave consistent results with a smaller error for the optical method. In addition, the thermal expansion of the CCD detectors was characterized between -105 and -40 deg. C.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2194485},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 4,
volume = 77,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}