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Performance characteristics of the medium energy gas scintillation proportional counter on board the Italian Dutch x-ray astronomy satellite SAX
Author(s): Salvatore Giarrusso; Giovanni La Rosa; Giuseppe Manzo; Stefano Re; L. Sole
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Paper Abstract

The technological development of the Medium Energy Gas Scintillation Proportional Counter (MEGSPC), a part of the scientific payload of the Italian-Dutch X-ray Astronomy Satellite SAX, is presented. The detector and the experimental setup are briefly described and its detector performance characteristics are given. Experimental findings on the background resolution and spatial resolution are reported and the background rejection is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1344, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23284
Show Author Affiliations
Salvatore Giarrusso, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Informatica/CNR (Italy)
Giovanni La Rosa, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Informatica/CNR (Italy)
Giuseppe Manzo, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Informatica/CNR (Italy)
Stefano Re, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Informatica/CNR (Italy)
L. Sole, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Informatica/CNR (Italy)


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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