Quench gases for xenon- (and krypton-) filled proportional counters

Ramsey, B. D. ; Agrawal, P. C. (1988) Quench gases for xenon- (and krypton-) filled proportional counters Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 273 (1). pp. 326-330. ISSN 0168-9002

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Xenon-filled proportional counters are used extensively in astronomy, particularly in the hard X-ray region. The choice of quench gas can have a significant effect on the operating characteristics of the instrument although the data necessary to make the choice are not easily obtainable. We present results which detail the performance obtained from both cylindrical and parallel field geometries for a wide variety of readily available, ultrahigh or research grade purity, quench gases.

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