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Applications of the Penning Gas Imager
Author(s): H. E. Schwarz; J. S. Lapington; N. S. Hilliard; J. G. Rose; P. H. Sheather; J. L. Culhane
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Paper Abstract

We describe an application of the Penning Gas Imager or PGI' in X-ray astronomy. The PGI is an imaging proportional counter with improved energy and position resolution. A space version of the laboratory prototype detector has been designed and built at MSSL for use as a focal plane detector for the Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT). We present an application of the PGI to the imaging of diffraction patterns from biological specimens. Possible use of the PGI on XMM is also briefly discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy, (14 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966577
Show Author Affiliations
H. E. Schwarz, Mullard Space Science Laboratory (United Kingdom)
J. S. Lapington, Mullard Space Science Laboratory (United Kingdom)
N. S. Hilliard, Mullard Space Science Laboratory (United Kingdom)
J. G. Rose, Mullard Space Science Laboratory (United Kingdom)
P. H. Sheather, Mullard Space Science Laboratory (United Kingdom)
J. L. Culhane, Mullard Space Science Laboratory (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0597:
X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy
J. Leonard Culhane, Editor(s)

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