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22-09-2016 - Athena and X-IFU presentation

Latest Athena and X-IFU presentation given at the Breaking the limits conference in Sardinia (Italy, September 2016). Click here to see the Athena and X-IFU presentation. Contact Didier Barret for any inquiries.

19-08-2016 - X-IFU related SPIE 2016 papers available

23-07-2016 - SPIE 2016 X-IFU overview paper submitted

The SPIE paper was submitted to the SPIE digital proceedings. This is a rather large overview paper describing on where we stand in the middle of Phase A. Click here.

16-06-2016 - Group picture of the 4th X-IFU Consortium

 This is the group picture of Consortium Meeting #4.

The X-IFU Consortium meeting #4 group picture

20-05-2016 - Agenda of the 4th X-IFU consortium meeting

Please find here the agenda of the 4th X-IFU Consortium meeting to be held in Utrecht from May 23rd to May 25th, 2016 X-IFU_consortium_meeting_#4_23-05-2016

09-05-2016 - New X-IFU web site open

The new X-IFU web site, developed by Studio Urbain, released on May 11th, 2016. It is an evolution of the previous web site version.

03-05-2016 - Consortium meeting #4

The fourth consortium meeting will take place at Utrecht from May 23rd to May 25th, 2016. About 110 participants already registered.

14-01-2016 - X-IFU presence at the SPIE

  • The Cryogenic AntiCoincidence Detector for ATHENA X-IFU: a program overview - Dr. Claudio Macculi
  • The Cryogenic AntiCoincidence Detector for ATHENA X-IFU: preliminary test and data analysis of the new “bridges-suspended” single pixel - Dr. Matteo D’Andrea
  • Microcalorimeter pulse analysis by means of principle component decomposition - Dr. Cor P de Vries
  • TES pixel parameter design of the microcalorimeter array for the x-ray integral field unit on Athena - Dr. Stephen J Smith
  • Implementation and fabrication considerations of an optimal hybrid array for the Athena X-ray Integral Field Unit instrument - Dr. Simon R Bandler
  • The impact of crosstalk in the Athena/X-IFU instrument on the GRB/WHIM science case - Dr. Roland H den Hartog
  • Performance assessment of different pulse reconstruction algorithms for the Athena X-ray Integral Field Unit - Mr. Philippe Peille
  • X-Ray absorption spectroscopy on test thermal filters for the ATHENA X-IFU detector - Prof. Marco Barbera
  • The Athena/XIFU filter wheel - Dr. Enrico Bozzo
  • Gain stability with no-feedback-loop developed for the X-IFU/Athena readout chain - Dr. Damien Prêle
  • Updates on the background estimates for the X-IFU instrument onboard of the ATHENA mission - Dr. Simone Lotti
  • The Athena x-ray integral field unit - Dr. Didier Barret
  • The mechanical and EM simulations of the CryoAC DM for the ATHENA X-IFU - Mr. Dario Corsini
  • The focal plane assembly for the Athena X-ray Integral Field Unit instrument - Dr. Brian Jackson
  • Preliminary thermal architecture of the X-IFU instrument - Dr. Ivan Charles
  • X-IFU Instrument: technical challenges and preliminary design - Mr. Thien Lam Trong
  • Conceptual design of the X-IFU instrument control unit on board the ESA Athena mission - Dr. Leonardo Corcione
  • TESSIM: A simulator for the ATHENA X-IFU - Prof. Jörn Wilms
  • Observing the WHIM with ATHENA - Prof. Jörn Wilms
  • Optimising the multiplex factor of the frequency domain multiplexed readout of the TES-based microcalorimeter imaging array for the X-IFU instrument on the Athena x-ray observatory - Dr. Jan van der Kuur
  • Development of frequency domain multiplexing for the X-ray Integral Field Unit (X-IFU) on the Athena - Dr. Hiroki Akamatsu
  • Surface Investigation and aluminum oxide estimation on test filters for the ATHENA X-IFU and WFI detectors - Dr. Luisa Sciortino

11-01-2016 - Releasing the official X-IFU logos

The official X-IFU logos are available from the X-IFU web site, under RESOURCES.