Rao A.R.,Tata Institute of Fundamental Research |
Malkar J.P.,Tata Institute of Fundamental Research |
Hingar M.K.,Tata Institute of Fundamental Research |
Agrawal V.K.,Tata Institute of Fundamental Research |
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Solar System Research
The RT-2 Experiment onboard the CORONAS-PHOTON satellite is designed to study the spectral, temporal, and spatial details of solar hard X-ray flares in the 15-150 keV range. Above this energy (and upto 1000 keV), it also acts as an omni-directional gamma-ray detector with a capability to study gamma-ray bursts (GRB), bright solar flares, and X-ray pulsars. With an ensemble of hard X-ray detectors with different fields of view and coding devices, it also has the capability to investigate the spectrum of Cosmic Diffuse X-ray Background. The performance of the detectors from 2009 February to November is described in this paper. Results obtained on a few GRBs and solar flares are also briefly discussed. © 2011 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. Source