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Gamma-Ray imaging with germanium planar arrays

Mahoney, W. A. and Martin, S. C. and Varnell, L. S. and Prince, T. A. (1995) Gamma-Ray imaging with germanium planar arrays. In: Imaging in High Energy Astronomy. Springer Netherlands , Dordrecht, pp. 319-324. ISBN 9789401041829.

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A program is under way at JPL to develop position-sensitive germanium planar array detectors which will enable instrumentation capable of fine gamma-ray imaging combined with high-resolution spectroscopy. Diode arrays have been fabricated and tested and a number of junction and surface passivation techniques have been investigated with good results. Our goal is to build planar arrays with a position-resolution of 2 mm or better in two dimensions. When used with a coded aperture at a distance of several meters, arcminute imaging will be achieved. We envision employing large mosaics of these sensors in both balloon and satellite experiments.

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Additional Information:© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995. The research described in this paper was performed by the Center for Space Microelectronics Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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