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X-Ray Gas Detector Development At The Danish Space Research Institute
Author(s): C. Budtz-Jorgensen; M. M. Madsen; P. Jonasson; P. Jonasson; H. W. Schnopper; A. Oed
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Paper Abstract

Three different types of proportional gas detectors are under development at the Danish Space Research Institute for use in X-ray astronomy. A conventional multiwire proportional counter, a novel microstrip detector and a parallel gap counter with a segmented anode readout. Instead of wires, the micro strip counter employs very narrowly spaced conducting strips deposited on an isolating substrate. Excellent energy resolutions of 13% (5.9 keV) and 27% (1.5 keV) have been achieved. Several possible methods for position readout for this detector are reported. The parallel gap detec-tor is equipped with a wedge and strip electrode as the anode and has been operated with gas amplifications up to 105. The signals induced in the segmented anode allow for accurate two-dimensional position determination.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1988
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0982, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy II, (21 December 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.948713
Show Author Affiliations
C. Budtz-Jorgensen, Danish Space Research Institute (Denmark)
M. M. Madsen, Danish Space Research Institute (Denmark)
P. Jonasson, Danish Space Research Institute (Denmark)
P. Jonasson, Danish Space Research Institute (Denmark)
H. W. Schnopper, Danish Space Research Institute (Denmark)
A. Oed, Institut Laue-Langevin (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0982:
X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy II
Leon Golub, Editor(s)

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