1 September 1995 Spatial resolution and imaging of gamma rays with germanium strip detectors
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Germanium strip detectors combine high quality spectral resolution with two-dimensional positioning of gamma-ray interactions. Readout is accomplished using crossed electrodes on opposite faces of a planar germanium detector. Potential astrophysics applications include focal plane detectors for coded-aperture or grazing incidence x-ray mirror imagers, and as detection elements of a high resolution Compton telescope. We report on test results of two germanium strips detectors, one with 2 mm position resolution, the other with 9 mm. We discuss general device performance in terms of energy and position resolution, crosstalk effects, potential applications, and a demonstration of imaging properties.
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Richard A. Kroeger, W. Neil Johnson, Robert L. Kinzer, James D. Kurfess, Susan E. Inderhees, Bernard F. Phlips, Neil A. Gehrels, Brad Graham, "Spatial resolution and imaging of gamma rays with germanium strip detectors", Proc. SPIE 2518, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, (1 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218379; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.218379
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