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Title: The Secondary Scintillation Output of Xenon in a Uniform Field Gas Proportional Scintillation Counter
Authors: Conde, C. A. N. 
Ferreira, L. Requicha 
Ferreira, M. Fátima A. 
Issue Date: Feb-1977
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 24:1 (1977) 221-224
Abstract: Data an the xenon uniform field gas proportional scintillation counter is presented. The energy resolution obtained for 8.1 MeV a-particles was 1.2%. Measurements for pressures from 600 to 1500 Torr showed that the "reduced light output", i. e. the number of photons produced by a single electron travelling the unit of distance, divided by the gas pressure, depends only on the reduced electric field but not on the gas pressure. An empirical equation for this quantity is given. The role played by different mechanisms is discussed
ISSN: 0018-9499
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FCTUC Física - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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