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Spatial linearity tests, including the effects of sub-pixel structure on that linearity, were conducted using the ACIS-2C instrument with the HRMA at XRCF. The tests were performed in two sessions with slightly different modes of operations.
In the first session both front- and back-illuminated matrices of the ACIS-2C instrument have been used. They were exposed to the Cu K-alpha (8.04 keV) and O K-alpha (0.53 keV) photons.
FAM was being moved in either horizontal (FAM Y) or vertical (FAM Z) directions with increments of 5 um. At each position data were collected for 300 seconds, so that total amount of X-ray events detected was about 1000 for oxigen K-alpha and about 300 for copper. Total pathe of the FAM in both directions was 20-30 um.
In the second session FAM steps were nominally 27 m, that resulted in the total path of 440 m in the horizontal direction and 300 m in the vertical direction. This mode improved dramatically the FAM mechanical performance and repeatability of the data. ACIS-2C front-illuminated chip was exposed to Mg K(1.25 keV) and Mo L (2.29 keV) X-rays in this session, with 50 sec data collection at each step, so that the total number of detected events at each point was about 200.