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Experimental Astronomy

, Volume 20, Issue 1–3, pp 241–251 | Cite as

HAXTEL: A Laue lens telescope development project for a deep exploration of the hard X-ray sky (> 60 keV)

  • F. Frontera
  • A. Pisa
  • G. Loffredo
  • D. Pellicciotta
  • V. Carassiti
  • F. Evangelisti
  • K. Andersen
  • P. Courtois
  • L. Amati
  • E. Caroli
  • T. Franceschini
  • G. Landini
  • S. Silvestri
  • J. Stephen
Original Article

Abstract

A review of the HAXTEL project devoted to the development of a Laue lens telescope for hard X-/gamma-ray observation of the continuum spectra of celestial sources is presented. Main design properties, open issues, the status of the project and an example of multi-lens configuration with sensitivity expectations are discussed.

Keywords

Laue lenses Gamma-ray instrumentation Focusing telescopes Gamma-ray source observations 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Frontera
    • 1
  • A. Pisa
    • 1
  • G. Loffredo
    • 1
  • D. Pellicciotta
    • 1
  • V. Carassiti
    • 2
  • F. Evangelisti
    • 2
  • K. Andersen
    • 3
  • P. Courtois
    • 3
  • L. Amati
    • 4
  • E. Caroli
    • 4
  • T. Franceschini
    • 4
  • G. Landini
    • 4
  • S. Silvestri
    • 4
  • J. Stephen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly
  2. 2.INFN, Section of FerraraFerraraItaly
  3. 3.Institute Laue-LangevinGrenobleFrance
  4. 4.INAF/IASF-BolognaBolognaItaly

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