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Laboratory Astrophysics and Microanalysis With NTD-Germanium-Based X-Ray Microcalorimeters

Published

Author(s)

E Silver, H. Schnopper, Simon R. Bandler, S Murray, N. Madden, D Landis, J. Beeman, E. E. Haller, M Barbera, G Tucker, John D. Gillaspy, E Takacs, James V. Porto

Abstract

With the ability to create cosmic plasma conditions in the laboratory it is possible to investigate the dependencies of key diagnostic x-ray lines on density, temperature, and excitation conditions that exist in astrophysical sources with x-ray optics and a high resolution x-ray microcalorimeter. The same instrumentation can be coupled to scanning electron microscopes or x-ray fluorescence probes to analyze the elemental and chemical composition of electronic, biological, geological and particulate materials. We describe how our microcalorimeter and x-ray optics provide significantly improved capabilities for laboratory astrophysics and microanalysis.
Citation
Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume
444

Keywords

astrophysics, EBIT, electron beam Ion trap, microanalysis, microcalorimeter, SEM, x-ray spectroscopy

Citation

Silver, E. , Schnopper, H. , Bandler, S. , Murray, S. , Madden, N. , Landis, D. , Beeman, J. , Haller, E. , Barbera, M. , Tucker, G. , Gillaspy, J. , Takacs, E. and Porto, J. (2000), Laboratory Astrophysics and Microanalysis With NTD-Germanium-Based X-Ray Microcalorimeters, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment (Accessed March 2, 2024)
Created December 31, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021