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The Performance Of A Low Energy Gas Scintillation Proportional Counter For The SAX X-Ray Astronomy Satellite.
Author(s): Fabio Favata; Alan Smith
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Paper Abstract

The current status in the development of an imaging low energy gas scintillation proportional counter is described. The detector is sensitive over the range 0.15-10 keV and in order to achieve the low energy response a driftless configuration with a thin plastic window has been adopted. The detector has been found to be a useful tool in the study of various physical process related to gas scintillation such as drift velocity, longitudinal diffusion, light production and the Fano factor for Xe. Results in all of these areas are also presented. Many of these results have been obtained through the use of high speed pulse digitization techniques.

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Date Published: 27 November 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1159, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics, (27 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962605
Show Author Affiliations
Fabio Favata, European Space Agency, ESTEC (Netherlands)
Alan Smith, European Space Agency, ESTEC (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1159:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics
Charles J. Hailey; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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