Double-Sided Silicon Strip Detectors for Next-Generation Gamma-ray Telescopes

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Nick Cannady et al., Double-Sided Silicon Strip Detectors for Next-Generation Gamma-ray Telescopes,


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This Letter of Intent describes the motivation for the continued development of double-sided silicon strip detectors (DSSDs). Silicon detectors have a long history of groundbreaking measurements in astroparticle physics, and in the new era of multimessanger astrophysics, they will continue to be instrumental through refinement in the MeV regime. DSSDs provide high resolution measurements of the position and energy of photon and charged particle interactions necessary to enable an MeV gamma-ray mission and bolster the advancement of mulitmessenger astrophysics.