Polarization, temporal, and spectral parameters of solar flare hard X-rays as measured by the SPR-N instrument onboard the CORONAS-F satellite

  title={Polarization, temporal, and spectral parameters of solar flare hard X-rays as measured by the SPR-N instrument onboard the CORONAS-F satellite},
  author={I. Zhitnik and Y. Logachev and A. Bogomolov and Y. Denisov and S. S. Kavanosyan and S. Kuznetsov and O. Morozov and I. Myagkova and S. Svertilov and A. Ignat’ev and S. Oparin and A. Pertsov and I. P. Tindo},
  journal={Solar System Research},
The SPR-N polarimeter onboard the CORONAS-F satellite allows the X-ray polarization degree to be measured in energy ranges of 20–40, 40–60, and 60–100 keV. To measure the polarization, the method based on the Thompson scattering of solar X-ray photons in beryllium plates was used; the scattered photons were detected with a system of six CsI(Na) scintillation sensors. During the observation period from August 2001 to January 2005, the SPR-N instrument detected the hard X-rays of more than 90… Expand
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