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14 July 1986 Absorption Effects In Parallel Plate Proportional Counters
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Proceedings Volume 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy; (1986)
Event: 1985 International Technical Symposium/Europe, 1985, Cannes, France
We describe the effect of X-ray absorption in the avalanche region of a parallel plate proportional counter. We calculate the magnitude of this effect for several different input spectra, using detectors having differing internal dimensions, gas compositions and pressures. The influence on the energy resolution of the EXOSAT and PGI parallel plate proportional counters is shown to be insignificant for most spectra.
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Jonathan S. Lapington, Hugo E. Schwarz, and Ian M. Mason "Absorption Effects In Parallel Plate Proportional Counters", Proc. SPIE 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy, (14 July 1986);

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