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A Position Sensitive Proportional Counter For The Bragg Crystal Spectrometer On Solar-A
Author(s): J. S. Lapington; M. W. Trow; R. D. Bentley; J. L. Culhane
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Paper Abstract

We describe the gas proportional counter used for X-ray detection on the Solar-A Bragg Crystal Spectrometer Instrument. The sealed detector utilises a multi-anode geometry together with a wedge and wedge (or backgam-mon) cathode pattern to provide one-dimensional imaging along the dispersion axis. We discuss the development programme which has lead up the design of the Prototype Detector. Finally, we present results of the imaging performance, energy resolution and countrate capability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 1989
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1159, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics, (27 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962583
Show Author Affiliations
J. S. Lapington, University College London (England)
M. W. Trow, University College London (England)
R. D. Bentley, University College London (England)
J. L. Culhane, University College London (England)


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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