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Absorption Effects In Parallel Plate Proportional Counters
Author(s): Jonathan S. Lapington; Hugo E. Schwarz; Ian M. Mason
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Paper Abstract

We describe the effect of X-ray absorption in the avalanche region of a parallel plate proportional counter. We calculate the magnitude of this effect for several different input spectra, using detectors having differing internal dimensions, gas compositions and pressures. The influence on the energy resolution of the EXOSAT and PGI parallel plate proportional counters is shown to be insignificant for most spectra.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy, (14 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966585
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan S. Lapington, University College London (United Kingdom)
Hugo E. Schwarz, University College London (United Kingdom)
Ian M. Mason, University College London (United Kingdom)


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

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