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EPIC PN Camera
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EPIC PN Camera

January 23, 2013
The EPIC PN detector has a single chip, whose design represents a radical departure from the integrated circuit conception of current MOS CCDs. In contrast to the MOS camera, the PN-detector has a 400 x 400 pixel matrix of 6 cm x 6 cm, monolithically fabricated on a four inch high purity silicon wafer. The 36 cm² sensitive area makes it the largest X-ray CCD detector ever built.