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Energy And Position Resolution Of High Pressure Gas Scintillation Proportional Counter On Board The Italian-Dutch X-Ray Astronomy Satellite Sax
Author(s): S. Giarrusso; G. La Rosa; G. Manzo; S. Re; F. Biserni; F. Galimberti
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Paper Abstract

The High Pressure Gas Scintillation Proportional Counter (HPGSPC), one of the experiments on board of the Italian-Dutch X-Ray Astronomy Satellite SAX, is a large area (450 cm2), xenon filled (5 atm.), high energy resolution (3% at 60 keV) detector sensitive in the energy range from 4 to 120 keV. In the paper we give a general description of the characteristic of the experiment. Some effort is dedicated to illustrate the on board energy correction algorithm required for preserving the potentially good full area energy resolution .

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 1989
PDF: 24 pages
Proc. SPIE 1159, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics, (27 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962608
Show Author Affiliations
S. Giarrusso, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazioni dell'Informatica del CNR (Italy)
G. La Rosa, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazioni dell'Informatica del CNR (Italy)
G. Manzo, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazioni dell'Informatica del CNR (Italy)
S. Re, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazioni dell'Informatica del CNR (Italy)
F. Biserni, LABEN (Italy)
F. Galimberti, LABEN (Italy)


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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