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Axel: A Balloon-borne X-ray Astronomy Experiment

  • R. K. Sood (a1), J. Panettieri (a1), D. Grey (a1), G. Woods (a1), J. Hoffmann (a1), R. K. Manchanda (a2), R. Staubert (a3), E. Kendziorra (a3) and G. K. Rochester (a4)...

Abstract

Following a successful program to investigate the physics of ultra-high-pressure proportional counters, a counter array has been developed for hard X-ray astronomy. A parallel investigation has evaluated the performance of a large-area phoswich scintillator detector for the same purpose. The two detectors have been integrated in a balloon-borne payload, the Astrophysical X-ray Experimental Laboratory (AXEL). This paper describes the instrumentation aboard the payload.

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Axel: A Balloon-borne X-ray Astronomy Experiment

  • R. K. Sood (a1), J. Panettieri (a1), D. Grey (a1), G. Woods (a1), J. Hoffmann (a1), R. K. Manchanda (a2), R. Staubert (a3), E. Kendziorra (a3) and G. K. Rochester (a4)...

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