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Pulse width variation along the x-ray direction in the segmented KCD system
Author(s): M. Waleed Gaber; Zeping Zhu; Carlos Rodriguez; Joseph S. Laughter; Frank A. DiBianca
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Paper Abstract

The kinestatic charge detector (KCD) built and researched at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, is now being studied as a possible dual-energy x-ray imager. The present study aims at quantifying the change in the arrival time spectrum (ATS) as a function of the detector's depth, i.e., in the x-ray direction. We measured the change in the full width at half maximum (FWHM) along the x-ray direction in the chamber using a segmented signal- collector board. The FWHM of the ionic signal exhibit a dependence on the x-ray beam intensity, and electric field strength. Furthermore, the average arrival time is almost constant along the detector depth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2708, Medical Imaging 1996: Physics of Medical Imaging, (11 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237843
Show Author Affiliations
M. Waleed Gaber, Univ. of Tennessee/Memphis (United States)
Zeping Zhu, Univ. of Tennessee/Memphis (United States)
Carlos Rodriguez, Univ. of Tennessee/Memphis (United States)
Joseph S. Laughter, Univ. of Tennessee/Memphis (United States)
Frank A. DiBianca, Univ. of Tennessee/Memphis (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2708:
Medical Imaging 1996: Physics of Medical Imaging
Richard L. Van Metter; Jacob Beutel, Editor(s)

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