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In this study, experimental results on the signal dispersion of a gas detector volume of a multimedia imaging detector, operating on both gaseous and solid-state ionization principles, with specific emphasis on single X-ray exposure dual-energy radiography, are presented. The results of this study indicate that the gas detector volume of the multimedia detector technology exhibits excellent signal characteristics suitable for a large number of imaging applications. By focusing on the gas detector element, drift distance causes significant effects on both the amplitude and full-width at half maximum due to mobility dispersion and space-charge. An improved signal results with increasing gas pressure.
Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:52 , Issue: 5 )
Date of Publication: Oct. 2003