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Preliminary results from a high-pressure imaging spectroscopic proportional counter
Author(s): Angela Bazzano; L. Boccaccini; M. Federici; G. Gianni; M. Manzan; R. Patriarca; Pietro Ubertini; F. D'Annunzio; Christopher J. Hall; Robert A. Lewis; B. T. Parker; J. Sheldon; Jeff S. Worgan
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Paper Abstract

The concept, operational principle, and test results are presented for a new type of high-pressure high-spatial resolution proportional counter with enhanced spectroscopic capability. The detector in its baseline configuration is to be filled with a xenon/quench gas mixture at 5 bar and is to be sensitive over the 5-150 eV energy range. The position resolution will range from 0.5 mm at the lower energies to around 1 mm at the upper end of the energy range. The very high timing resolution of this new detector allows high count rate capacity and enables the application of the escape gating technique to achieve a high spectral resolution at energies above the xenon K edge.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1344, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23242
Show Author Affiliations
Angela Bazzano, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
L. Boccaccini, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
M. Federici, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
G. Gianni, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
M. Manzan, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
R. Patriarca, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
Pietro Ubertini, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
F. D'Annunzio, Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)
Christopher J. Hall, Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)
Robert A. Lewis, Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)
B. T. Parker, Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)
J. Sheldon, Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)
Jeff S. Worgan, Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1344:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Hugh S. Hudson, Editor(s)

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