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Boron filter

The spectral resolution of the PSPC in the carbon window below 0.28 keV is tex2html_wrap_inline1990 percent (FWHM). A further subdivision of the carbon band into two bands is possible, since the boron filter has little transmission between 0.188 keV and 0.28 keV. The boron filter itself consists of a carbon film with a coating of boron carbide. The whole structure is supported by a tungsten wire mesh with a thickness of tex2html_wrap_inline1992 m and 4 mm spacing. The filter itself has a diameter of 28 mm. Therefore, only the central portion of the PSPC field of view is covered; the rest of the field of view is open. In Figure 4.8 gif the transmission of the boron filter as a function of energy is shown.

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Michael Arida
Tue Jun 11 16:18:41 EDT 1996