Soft X-ray Imager

Photo of the SXI chip for Astro-H
Photo of a prototype CCD chip for the SXI.

X-ray sensitive silicon charge-coupled devices (CCDs) are a key device for the X-ray astronomy. The Soft X-ray Imager (SXI) on Astro-H is a CCD camera sensitive to X-rays. It will be senstive to X-rays up to 10 keV.

You can learn more about CCDs on our X-ray CCD page.