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Recent Advances in Gas Scintillation Proportional Counters

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1 Author(s)
H. E. Palmer ; Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory Richland, Washington 99352

Various geometrical configurations for gas scintillation proportional counters have been investigated in order to determine which is best for use in a large volume, high efficiency counter for measuring low energy gamma and x-rays. A xenon filled counter having a rod anode inside a cylindrical cathode appears to provide the best configuration for providing a uniform field and the best resolution over the total volume of the counter. The details of construction and operating characteristics of various shaped counters are described.

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IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 1 )