22 December 1992 Gamma-ray astronomy using a high pressure gas scintillation drift chamber with a waveshifting fiber readout
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We describe a balloon-borne hard X-ray telescope called SIGHT (Scintillation Imaging Gas-filled Hard X-ray Telescope). SIGHT is a high sensitivity, good energy resolution instrument that images in the 30 to 300 keV region. We discuss the development of a large area, 20 atmosphere, position sensitive xenon gas scintillation drift chamber which is the gamma-ray detector at the heart of the telescope package. Results of the development of the novel waveshifting fiber readout for this chamber are presented.
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Jeff Wilkerson, Timothy K. Edberg, Ann M. Parsons, Bernard Sadoulet, Shimon Weiss, Garth Smith, "Gamma-ray astronomy using a high pressure gas scintillation drift chamber with a waveshifting fiber readout", Proc. SPIE 1734, Gamma-Ray Detectors, (22 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.142559; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.142559
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