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A Fluorescent Gated Proportional Counter For X-Ray Astronomy
Author(s): B. D. Ramsey; M. C. Weisskopf; R. F. Elsner
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Paper Abstract

The development of a position sensitive proportional counter having a large drift volume is reported here. It incorporates a fluorescent gating technique which results in a large improvement in background rejection, over conventional proportional counters, and in addition offers the benefit of enhanced energy resolution (predicted to be ≈ 3% at 40 keV) above the K-shell of xenon.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1986
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy, (14 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966583
Show Author Affiliations
B. D. Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)
M. C. Weisskopf, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)
R. F. Elsner, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)


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

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