The Gamma Cube: a new way to explore the gamma-ray sky

Abstract : We propose a new concept to allow the tracking of electrons in a gamma-ray telescope operating in the 5–100 MeV band. The idea of this experiment is to image the ionizing tracks that charged particles produce in a scintillator. It is a pair creation telescope at high energy and a Compton telescope with electron tracking at low energy. The telescope features a large scintillator transparent to the scintillation light, an ad-hoc optical system and a high resolution and highly sensitive imager. The performance perspectives and the advantages of such a system are outstanding but the technical difficulties are serious. A few years of research and development within the scientific community are required to reach the TRL level appropriate to propose the Gamma Cube in response to a flight opportunity.
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François Lebrun, Régis Terrier, Damien Prêle, Denis Pellion, Dominique Ginhac, et al.. The Gamma Cube: a new way to explore the gamma-ray sky. 10th INTEGRAL Workshop: A Synergistic View of the High-Energy Sky, Sep 2015, Annapolis, United States. ⟨hal-01196587⟩

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