14 July 1986 Applications of the Penning Gas Imager
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Proceedings Volume 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy; (1986) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.966577
Event: 1985 International Technical Symposium/Europe, 1985, Cannes, France
We describe an application of the Penning Gas Imager or PGI' in X-ray astronomy. The PGI is an imaging proportional counter with improved energy and position resolution. A space version of the laboratory prototype detector has been designed and built at MSSL for use as a focal plane detector for the Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT). We present an application of the PGI to the imaging of diffraction patterns from biological specimens. Possible use of the PGI on XMM is also briefly discussed.
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H. E. Schwarz, J. S. Lapington, N. S. Hilliard, J. G. Rose, P. H. Sheather, J. L. Culhane, "Applications of the Penning Gas Imager", Proc. SPIE 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy, (14 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966577; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.966577

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