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The 511-CAM Mission: A Pointed 511 keV Gamma-Ray Telescope with a Focal Plane Detector Made of Stacked Transition Edge Sensor Microcalorimeter Arrays

  title={The 511-CAM Mission: A Pointed 511 keV Gamma-Ray Telescope with a Focal Plane Detector Made of Stacked Transition Edge Sensor Microcalorimeter Arrays},
  author={Farzane Shirazi and Md Arman Hossen and Daniel T. Becker and Daniel R. Schmidt and Daniel S Swetz and Douglas A. Bennett and Dana L Braun and Ephraim Gau and Fabian Kislat and Johnathon D. Gard and John A. B. Mates and Joel C. Weber and Nicole Rodriguez Cavero and Sohee Chun and Lindsey Lisalda and A. West and Bhupal Dev and Francesc Ferrer and Richard G. Bose and J. N. Ullom and Henric Krawczynski},
. The 511 keV γ -ray emission from the galactic center region may fully or partially originate from the annihilation of positrons from dark matter particles with electrons from the interstellar medium. Alternatively, the positrons could be created by astrophysical sources, involving exclusively standard model physics. We describe here a new concept for a 511 keV mission called 511-CAM (511 keV gamma-ray CAmera using Micro-calorimeters) that combines focusing γ -ray optics with a stack of… 
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