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Performance of a tracking device based on the GEM scintillation

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A tracking device based on gas electron multiplier scintillation using a high-resolution cooled charge-coupled device (CCD) camera was developed. The CCD is sensitive to the 400-1000 nm band, and standard glass photographic lenses are used. The active gas is an Ar-CF4 mixture. The prototype detector is described and images of single alpha tracks are presented. The light yield and detector performance for several other gaseous mixtures, such as 4He-CF4, are also investigated

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IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 1 )