The soft x-ray transmission properties of thin polyamide windows and their application to future detectors

M. Bavdaz, A. Peacock, D. Fuchs, T. Lederer, P. Mueller, F. Scholze, G. Ulm, Veli-Pekka Viitanen, Risto Mutikainen

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Abstract

The x‐ray transmission properties of a very thin polyimide window in the range 7–310 Å have been investigated. The window is nominally 0.24 μm thick and is supported by a hexagonal polyimide grid. Transmission of over 60% and 80% at the oxygen Kα and carbon Kα lines, respectively, have been achieved. The use of such windows as the entrance window of a gas scintillation counter (GSPC) operating as a broadband spectrometer at XUV wavelengths is discussed. Overall detector efficiencies of greater than 10% for wavelengths less than 150 Å are possible to achieve
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2570-2573
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

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Bavdaz, M., Peacock, A., Fuchs, D., Lederer, T., Mueller, P., Scholze, F., Ulm, G., Viitanen, V-P., & Mutikainen, R. (1995). The soft x-ray transmission properties of thin polyamide windows and their application to future detectors. Review of Scientific Instruments, 66(3), 2570-2573. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1145659