Hard X-ray polarimetry by means of Rayleigh scattering
2009 (English)In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, Vol. 600, no 3, 599-603 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A new linear polarimetry technique based on Rayleigh scattering is introduced. Its properties are compared to the Compton technique. Experimental verification was realized using a 5 x 5 segmented planar HPGe pixel detector. In the proof-of-principle experiment a measurement of Rayleigh scattering off lead atoms was performed for linearly polarized; approximate to 53.3 keV photons at two scattering angles.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 600, no 3, 599-603 p.
X-ray polarimetry, Rayleigh scattering, Segmented germanium detectors, polarization, resolution
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-18277DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2008.11.145ISI: 000264466400009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-60449114787OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-18277DiVA: diva2:336323
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-052011-01-24Bibliographically approved