publication . Article . Preprint . 2017

design and construction of the polar detector

Produit, N.; Bao, T. W.; Batsch, T.; Bernasconi, T.; Britvich, I.; Cadoux, F.; Cernuda, I.; Chai, J. Y.; Dong, Y. W.; Gauvin, N.; ...
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  • Published: 21 Sep 2017 Journal: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, volume 877, pages 259-268 (issn: 0168-9002, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract The POLAR detector is a space based Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) polarimeter with a wide field of view, which covers almost half the sky. The instrument uses Compton scattering of gamma rays on a plastic scintillator hodoscope to measure the polarization of the incoming photons. The instrument has been successfully launched on board of the Chinese space laboratory Tiangong 2 on September 15, 2016. The construction of the instrument components is described in this article. Details are provided on problems encountered during the construction phase and their solutions. Initial performance of the instrument in orbit is as expected from ground tests and Monte Carlo...
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arXiv: Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical PhenomenaAstrophysics::Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
free text keywords: Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Instrumentation, Detector, Scintillator, Physics, Polarimeter, Monte Carlo method, Hodoscope, Compton scattering, Optics, business.industry, business, Gamma ray, Gamma-ray burst, Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics

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publication . Article . Preprint . 2017

design and construction of the polar detector

Produit, N.; Bao, T. W.; Batsch, T.; Bernasconi, T.; Britvich, I.; Cadoux, F.; Cernuda, I.; Chai, J. Y.; Dong, Y. W.; Gauvin, N.; ...