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Development of high-pressure xenon detectors
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Paper Abstract

During the past decade high-pressure Xe (HPXe) detectors have been successfully developed for gamma-ray spectroscopy of the energy range between 0.1 - 2.0 Mev. The feasibility of these detectors has been demonstrated in a number of experiments, which covered areas from gamma-ray astronomy through to various industrial applications. The attraction of HPXe arises from its excellent properties as a detecting medium. It has high stopping power, an intrinsic energy resolution of less than 1%, and with the development of new purification methods, the ability to operate for many years without loss of performance. The recent developments of the HPXe detectors are summarized in this paper. These include: (1) purification techniques, (2) the spectroscopic and scintillation properties of Xe, and (3) some practical aspects of designs of HPXe detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3446, Hard X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detector Physics and Applications, (1 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312879
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Aleksey E. Bolotnikov, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Brian D. Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3446:
Hard X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detector Physics and Applications
F. Patrick Doty; Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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