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New trends in low-pressure gaseous detectors

  • A. Breskin
Session I. Gas Detectors
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 178)

Abstract

Multiwire proportional chambers (MWPCs) operated at very low gas pressures are shown to be an efficient timing and imaging tool for heavily ionizing particles. Their properties are described. Amplification in steps is shown to be feasible at low pressure, providing higher gains and gating possibilities. Both techniques can be extended to single electron detection at gains >107with possible applications to photon detectors. A new type of a 4π Tracking Range and Energy Chamber, TREC, for heavy ions is presented.

Keywords

Fission Fragment Time Projection Chamber Anode Wire Charge Pulse Intrinsic Resolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Breskin
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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