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Liquid-xenon time-projection chamber for gamma rays in the MeV region: development status
Author(s): Elena Aprile; Aleksey E. Bolotnikov; Dake Chen; Reshmi Mukherjee
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Paper Abstract

The feasibility of a large volume liquid xenon time projection chamber (LXe-TPC) for three- dimensional imaging and spectroscopy of cosmic gamma-ray sources, was tested with a 3.5 liter prototype. The observation of induction signals produced by MeV gamma rays in liquid xenon is reported, with a good signal-to-noise ratio. The results represent the first experimental demonstration with a liquid xenon ionization chamber of a non-destructive read- out of the electron image produced by point-like charges, using a sense wire configuration of the type originally proposed in 1970 by Gatti et al. An energy resolution as good as that previously measured by us with millimeter size chambers, was achieved with the large prototype of 4.4 cm drift gap.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1734, Gamma-Ray Detectors, (22 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138577
Show Author Affiliations
Elena Aprile, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Aleksey E. Bolotnikov, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Dake Chen, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Reshmi Mukherjee, Columbia Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1734:
Gamma-Ray Detectors
Elena Aprile, Editor(s)

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