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Gamma-ray astronomy using a high-pressure gas scintillation drift chamber with a waveshifting fiber readout
Author(s): Jeff Wilkerson; Timothy K. Edberg; Ann M. Parsons; Bernard Sadoulet; Shimon Weiss; Garth Smith
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Paper Abstract

We describe a balloon-borne hard X-ray telescope called SIGHT (Scintillation Imaging Gas-filled Hard X-ray Telescope). SIGHT is a high sensitivity, good energy resolution instrument that images in the 30 to 300 keV region. We discuss the development of a large area, 20 atmosphere, position sensitive xenon gas scintillation drift chamber which is the gamma-ray detector at the heart of the telescope package. Results of the development of the novel waveshifting fiber readout for this chamber are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1734, Gamma-Ray Detectors, (22 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.142559
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Jeff Wilkerson, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Timothy K. Edberg, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Ann M. Parsons, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Bernard Sadoulet, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Shimon Weiss, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Garth Smith, Lawrence Berkeley Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1734:
Gamma-Ray Detectors
Elena Aprile, Editor(s)

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