Gas amplification in proportional counters

  • S. Ramakrishna

5. Summary

The variation of gas amplification with applied voltage is an important characteristic of a proportional counter. Results of studies on gas amplification for gas fillings of argon quenched with ethane and carbon dioxide are given. The effects of (a) pressure, (b) quenching agent and (c) concentration on A are discussed briefly.


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Ramakrishna
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsIndian Institute of ScienceBangalore-12

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