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Film - The Versatile X-Ray Detector
Author(s): L. S. Birks
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Paper Abstract

Young men of 1915 replaced old-fashioned film with "modern" ionization chambers. But unenlightened analysts soon retrogressed to film so young men of the 1940's again demon-strated the superiority of electronic detectors. By the 1960's a whole generation had grown up with electronics and should have forgotten film, but surreptitiously it crept back into use for quantitative diagnostics of important pulsed x-ray sources. Even today there are those who claim the right to use it because of its greater range of acceptable photon energy and intensity and the simplicity of using it.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 1977
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0106, X-Ray Imaging, (29 August 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955451
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L. S. Birks, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0106:
X-Ray Imaging
Richard P. Chase; Glenn W. Kuswa, Editor(s)

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