Characterization of a deep depletion, back-illuminated charge-coupled device in the x-ray range

Zamponi, Flavio; Kämpfer, Tino; Morak, Andreas; Uschmann, Ingo; Förster, Eckhart
November 2005
Review of Scientific Instruments;Nov2005, Vol. 76 Issue 11, p116101
Academic Journal
In this Note we report on the characterization of a “deep depletion” charge-coupled device (CCD) in the keV range. Measurement of quantum efficiency for different energies from 4.5 until 27 keV is given. A measurement of the capability of the CCD to detect single photons is also reported together with a determination of the spatial and spectral resolution. A Monte Carlo simulation was used to give a quantitative comparison with the measured spatial resolution.


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