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A Primary Scintillation Gated High Pressure Position Sensitive Gas Scintillation Proportional Counter (HPGSPC) For Applications To X-Ray Astronomy
Author(s): S. Giarrusso; G. Manzo; S. Re
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Paper Abstract

We describe a new instrument for x-ray astronomy. The instrument, based on a high pressure (5 atm.), xenon filled, position sensitive Gas Scintillation Proportional counter (HPGSPC) is expected to feature an energy resolution better than 4% at 60 keV, an angular resolution of approximately 20 arc-minutes over the full energy range (4 to 100 keV) and a field of view (FOV) of up 30x30 degrees. A prototype flight unit of the gas cell on which the instrument is based is presently under technological development in the framework of the SAX project.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy, (14 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966584
Show Author Affiliations
S. Giarrusso, Isituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazioni dell'Informatica del CNR (Italy)
G. Manzo, Isituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazioni dell' Informatica del CNR (Italy)
S. Re, Isituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazioni dell' Informatica del CNR (Italy)


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

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