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Nagayoshi K.,Japan Aerospace Exploding Agency ISAS JAXA | Sakai K.,Japan Aerospace Exploding Agency ISAS JAXA | Mitsuda K.,Japan Aerospace Exploding Agency ISAS JAXA | Yamasaki N.Y.,Japan Aerospace Exploding Agency ISAS JAXA | And 8 more authors.
IEICE Transactions on Electronics | Year: 2015

Three-dimensionally assembled TES X-ray microcalorimeter arrays may be utilized for three purposes: (1) to obtain wide X-ray energy coverage of TES microcalorimeters, (2) to distinguish charged particle events from X-ray events, (3) to reconstruct Compton-scattering geometry for hard X-ray Compton cameras. We have designed and fabricated three-dimensionally assembled array of the minimum format i.e. 2 × 2 × 2 array in order to obtain a good energy resolution in a wide energy range of 0.5-20 keV and a high maximum counting rate of 2000 cps for energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS) system for a transmission electron microscope (TEM). Although we could not obtain required energy resolution because of a problem in the refrigerator system, we confirmed the operation of the three-dimensional array. Copyright © 2015 The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers.

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