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High Pressure Gas Scintillation Drift Chambers With Wave-Shifter Readout
Author(s): B. Sadoulet; T. K. Edberg; S. Weiss; A. Parsons; J. Wilkerson; K. Hurley; R. P. Lin; G. Smith
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Paper Abstract

We present results from a prototype high pressure xenon gas scintillation drift chamber using a novel wave-shifter fiber readout scheme. We have operated the chamber at pressures as high as 20 atmospheres and have determined that the secondary light yield is linear in both reduced field and pressure. We have measured the primary scintillation light yield to be one photon per 76±12 eV deposited energy. We present initial results of our chamber for the two-interaction separation (<4 mm in the drift direction, mm orthogonal to the drift); for the position resolution (<400 gm rms in the plane orthogonal to the drift direction); and for the energy resolution (ΔE/E < 6% FVVHM at 122 keV).

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 1989
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1159, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics, (27 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962564
Show Author Affiliations
B. Sadoulet, University of California, Berkeley (United States)
T. K. Edberg, University of California, Berkeley (United States)
S. Weiss, University of California, Berkeley (United States)
A. Parsons, University of California, Berkeley (United States)
J. Wilkerson, University of California, Berkeley (United States)
K. Hurley, University of California, Berkeley (United States)
R. P. Lin, University of California, Berkeley (United States)
G. Smith, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1159:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics
Charles J. Hailey; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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