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Energy Resolution Limitations In A Gas Scintillation Proportional Counter
Author(s): D. G. Simons; P. A. J. de Korte; A. Peacock; J. A. M. Bleeker
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Paper Abstract

An investigation is made of the factors limiting the energy resolution of a gas scintillation proportional counter (GSPC). Several of these limitations originate in the drift region of such a counter and data is presented, giving a quantitative description of those effects. Data is also presented of a GSPC without a drift region, that therefore largely circumvents most of those degrading factors. The results obtained so far indicate that in that detector the limitation to the resolution is most probably due to cleanliness of the gas. Further research is underway in order to assess quantitatively the limiting factors in such a driftless GSPC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy, (14 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966580
Show Author Affiliations
D. G. Simons, Laboratory for Space Research Leiden (Netherlands)
P. A. J. de Korte, Laboratory for Space Research Leiden (Netherlands)
A. Peacock, European Space and Technology Centre (Netherlands)
J. A. M. Bleeker, Laboratory for Space Research Utrecht (Netherlands)

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

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