Resources for users and X-IFU consortium members

In this page, you will find X-IFU resources for simulations, presentations, etc.In this page, you will find X-IFU resources for simulations, presentations, etc. Please contact Didier Barret for further enquiries.

Team calendar

In order to keep you posted on what is going on in the X-IFU Consortium, check this TeamUp link here and bookmark it.

Latest X-IFU response matrices

The latest X-IFU response matrices produced by the Bamberg group led by Joern Wilms can be found here. These files were kindly provided by Thorsten Brand and Thomas Dauser, based on the mirror effective area data provided by Dick Willing, Tim Oosterbroek, Dave Lumb. The documentation is available here (the assumptions used to create the response matrices are described in that document).

  • The latest X-IFU response matrix derived from the so-called as proposed configuration can be found here. While the matrix extends to energies below 200eV, please do not use the range below 200eV for fitting. Note that this is the matrix that you must use, as the large mirror configuration is currently being studied.
  • Obsolete: As a result of the ESA CDF analysis, the effective area of the mirror was reduced to about 1.37 m2. You will find the response matrix corresponding to this baseline CDF configuration here. This matrix is currently obsolete, as the small mirror configuration is for the time being no longer considered.

Please contact directly Joern Wilms for any further information.

Latest X-IFU background files

The preliminary X-IFU background files were produced by the IAPS/INAF group led by Simone Lotti.

You may want to use these files to estimate the impact of the reduction of X-IFU effective area on your science. The documentation is available here and recipes to make new background files here, using the XSPEC model for the diffuse emission.

The files are available for:

Please contact directly Simone Lotti for any further information.