Translator Disclaimer
14 July 1986 Energy Resolution Limitations In A Gas Scintillation Proportional Counter
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy; (1986)
Event: 1985 International Technical Symposium/Europe, 1985, Cannes, France
An investigation is made of the factors limiting the energy resolution of a gas scintillation proportional counter (GSPC). Several of these limitations originate in the drift region of such a counter and data is presented, giving a quantitative description of those effects. Data is also presented of a GSPC without a drift region, that therefore largely circumvents most of those degrading factors. The results obtained so far indicate that in that detector the limitation to the resolution is most probably due to cleanliness of the gas. Further research is underway in order to assess quantitatively the limiting factors in such a driftless GSPC.
© (1986) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
D. G. Simons, P. A. J. de Korte, A. Peacock, and J. A. M. Bleeker "Energy Resolution Limitations In A Gas Scintillation Proportional Counter", Proc. SPIE 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy, (14 July 1986);

Back to Top