Microcalorimeter Pulse-height Distribution
Figure 2 Microcalorimeter resolution example. The two pannels in the plot show histograms of the filtered pulse heights that result from left: random samples of the microcalorimeter voltage (a measure of the intrinsic detector resolution) and right: pulses from the absorption of Mn K-alpha x-rays. The smooth curves are gaussian profiles with the FWHM as labeled; in the right pannel the gaussian profile has been convolved with the shape of the Mn K-alpha x-ray line doublet.


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