Hard X-ray polarimetry using scintillators

Feroci, M. and Cinti, M. N. and Costa, E. and Matt, G. and Rapisarda, M. (1997) Hard X-ray polarimetry using scintillators. Il nuovo cimento C, 20 C (5). pp. 837-842. ISSN 1826-9885

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The linear polarization of the radiation from celestial sources can be investigated by studying the angular distribution of Compton scattered photons in a detection device. In this contribution we present the design of a Compton polarimeter based on the technology of fiber-shaped scintillators. A total geometric area of 1000 cm2 or more could be obtained by repeating a basic polarimeter composed by several fiber-like scintillators, some of them of low Z, acting as active scatterers, and others of high Z, acting as detectors. Polarimetric measurements can thus be carried out by searching for coincidences between a scatterer fiber and an absorber one. Monte Carlo simulations of the performances of such a device, when employed onboard a stratospheric balloon, are compared with other kinds of X-ray polarimeters.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at the VII Cosmic Physics National Conference, Rimini, October 26-28, 1994.
Uncontrolled Keywords: X-ray sources; cosmic rays; conference proceedings
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551 Geologia, Idrologia, Meteorologia > 551.5 Meteorologia (Classificare qui l'atmosfera) (Classificare la previsione e le previsioni di specifici fenomeni meteorologici in 551.64; classificare la Micrometeorologia in 551.66) > 551.52 Termodinamica, interazioni atmosferiche con la superficie terrestre, temperature, radiazioni > 551.527 Radiazioni (per fenomeni ottici, vedi 551.565) > 551.5276 Radiazioni cosmiche (Include il rumore cosmico) (Classificare qui i raggi cosmici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2018 08:45
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018 08:45
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/12390

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