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Title: Compton polarimeter for 10–30 keV x rays

We present a simple and versatile polarimeter for x rays in the energy range of 10–30 keV. It uses Compton scattering in low-Z materials such as beryllium or boron carbide. The azimuthal distribution of the scattered x rays is sampled by an array of 12 silicon PIN diodes operated at room temperature. We evaluated the polarimetry performance using Monte-Carlo simulations and show experimental results.
Authors:
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  1. Physics Institute, Heidelberg University, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22482776
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; BERYLLIUM; BORON CARBIDES; COMPTON EFFECT; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; KEV RANGE 10-100; MONTE CARLO METHOD; POLARIMETERS; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K; X RADIATION