28 March 1994 Gaseous x-ray detectors to examine freight containers and vehicles
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Proceedings Volume 2092, Substance Detection Systems; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.171262
Event: Substance Identification Technologies, 1993, Innsbruck, Austria
The Schlumberger SYCOSCAN is a radioscopic control system designed to inspect freight containers and vehicles by X-rays. The X-ray detection is based on a modified version of a multiwire proportional chamber (MWPC) patented by Schlumberger. The MWPC principle was discovered by 1992 Physics Nobel Prize Winner G. Charpak. We present the detector's working principle. It presents simultaneously a high spatial resolution, a good detection efficiency, a high intrinsic gain and high dynamics. We will compare the SYCOSCAN detector to conventional scintillator/photodiode combinations.
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Dietmar Sundermann, Dietmar Sundermann, Gerald Gaillard, Gerald Gaillard, Alain-Pierre Lilot, Alain-Pierre Lilot, Serge Maitrejean, Serge Maitrejean, P. O. Pellegrin, P. O. Pellegrin, D. Sedaries, D. Sedaries, } "Gaseous x-ray detectors to examine freight containers and vehicles", Proc. SPIE 2092, Substance Detection Systems, (28 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.171262; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.171262

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