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The Gamma Cube: a new way to explore the gamma-ray sky

By François Lebrun, Régis Terrier, Damien Prêle, Denis Pellion, Dominique Ginhac, Remi Chipaux, Eric Bréelle, Philippe Laurent, Jean-Pierre Baronick, Alexis Noury, Christelle Buy and Christian Olivetto

Abstract

International audienceWe propose a new concept to allow the tracking of electrons in a gamma-ray telescope operating in the 5–100 MeV band. The idea of this experiment is to image the ionizing tracks that charged particles produce in a scintillator. It is a pair creation telescope at high energy and a Compton telescope with electron tracking at low energy. The telescope features a large scintillator transparent to the scintillation light, an ad-hoc optical system and a high resolution and highly sensitive imager. The performance perspectives and the advantages of such a system are outstanding but the technical difficulties are serious. A few years of research and development within the scientific community are required to reach the TRL level appropriate to propose the Gamma Cube in response to a flight opportunity

Topics: [ SPI.SIGNAL ] Engineering Sciences [physics]/Signal and Image processing
Publisher: HAL CCSD
Year: 2015
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:hal-01196587v1
Provided by: Hal-Diderot

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