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High Resolution Imaging With A Solid Scintillator-Based Detector
Author(s): Hugo E. Schwarz; J. S. Lapington; J. L. Culhane
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Paper Abstract

A prototype optical image intensifier is coupled to a phosphor-coated fibre optic to provide an imaging soft X-ray detector. We show that high quantum efficiency is combined with high position resolution and some energy resolution. We estimate the dark current and particle background rejection factors of this detector and discuss its suitability for space applications such as X-ray astronomy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy, (14 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966605
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Hugo E. Schwarz, University College London (United Kingdom)
J. S. Lapington, University College London (United Kingdom)
J. L. Culhane, 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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