The ATHENA X-ray Integral Field Unit (X-IFU)

@inproceedings{Barret2018TheAX,
  title={The ATHENA X-ray Integral Field Unit (X-IFU)},
  author={Didier Barret and Thien Lam Trong and J.-W. A. den Herder and Luigi Piro and M. Cappi and Juhani Houvelin and Richard Lloyd Kelley and Jose Miguel Mas-Hesse and Kazuhisa Mitsuda and St{\'e}phane Paltani and Gregor Rauw and A. R{\'o}żańska and Joern Wilms and S. R. Bandler and Marco Barbera and Xavier Barcons and Enrico Bozzo and Maria Teresa Ceballos and I. Charles and E. Costantini and Anne Decourchelle and Roland H. den Hartog and Lionel Duband and Jean Marc Duval and Fabrizio Fiore and Flavio Gatti and A. Goldwurm and B. D. Jackson and Peter G. Jonker and Caroline A. Kilbourne and Claudio Macculi and Mariano M{\'e}ndez and Silvano Molendi and Piotr Orleanski and François Pajot and Etienne Pointecouteau and Frederick S. Porter and Gabriel W. Pratt and D. PRELE and Laurent Ravera and Kosuke Sato and Joop Schaye and Keisuke Shinozaki and Tanguy Thibert and Luca Valenziano and Veronique Valette and Jacco Vink and Natalie Webb and Michael W. Wise and Noriko Y. Yamasaki and Françoise Douchin and Jean-Michel Mesnager and Bernard Pontet and Alice Pradines and Graziella Branduardi-Raymont and E. Bulbul and Mauro Dadina and Stefano Ettori and Alexis Finoguenov and Yasushi Fukazawa and Agnieszka Janiuk and Jelle S. Kaastra and Pasquale Mazzotta and Jon M. Miller and Giovanni Miniutti and Ya{\"e}l Naz{\'e} and Fabrizio Nicastro and S. Scioritino and Aurora Simonescu and J M Torrej{\'o}n and Benoit Frezouls and Herv{\'e} Geoffray and P. Peille and Corinne Aicardi and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Andr{\'e} and Christophe Daniel and Antoine Cl{\'e}net and Christophe Etcheverry and Emilie Gloaguen and Gilles Hervet and Antoine Jolly and Aur{\'e}lien Ledot and Irwin Paillet and Roseline Schmisser and Bruno Vella and Jean-Charles Damery and Kevin Robert Boyce and Michael J. Dipirro and Simone Lotti and D. Schwander and Stephen James Smith and B.-J. van Leeuwen and Henk J. van Weers and Nicolas Clerc and Beatriz Cobo and Thomas Dauser and Christian Kirsch and E. Cucchetti and Megan E. Eckart and Philippe R. Ferrando and Lorenzo Natalucci},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
  year={2018}
}
The X-ray Integral Field Unit (X-IFU) is the high resolution X-ray spectrometer of the ESA Athena X-ray observatory. Over a field of view of 5’ equivalent diameter, it will deliver X-ray spectra from 0.2 to 12 keV with a spectral resolution of 2.5 eV up to 7 keV on ∼ 5” pixels. The X-IFU is based on a large format array of super-conducting molybdenum-gold Transition Edge Sensors cooled at ∼ 90 mK, each coupled with an absorber made of gold and bismuth with a pitch of 249 μm. A cryogenic anti… Expand

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