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W value in argon-xenon mixtures for x-rays
Author(s): Carlos Alberto Na Conde; Filipa I. G. Melo Borges
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Paper Abstract

Experimental measurements were made for the w-value for 5.9 keV x rays in pure argon, argon with 4% xenon, argon with 21% xenon, and pure xenon at pressures just above the atmospheric. The values obtained are 26.2 eV +/- 0.7 eV, 22.0 eV +/- 0.9 eV, 21.4 +/- 0.9 eV, and 21.7 eV +/- 0.5 eV, respectively. The importance of the 96% argon - 4% xenon mixture in gas proportional scintillation counters for the detection of soft x rays with reduced spectral distortion is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2278, X-Ray and UV Detectors, (12 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180001
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Carlos Alberto Na Conde, Univ. of Coimbra (Portugal)
Filipa I. G. Melo Borges, Univ. of Coimbra (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2278:
X-Ray and UV Detectors
Richard B. Hoover; Mark W. Tate, Editor(s)

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