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A directional low energy gamma-ray detector
Author and Affiliation:
Morfill, G.(Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Extraterrestrische Physik, Munich, Germany)
Pieper, G. F.(Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Extraterrestrische Physik, Munich, Germany)
Abstract: The sensitivity of a directional gamma ray detector, which relies on blocking a source to determine its direction and energy spectrum, is calculated and compared to the more conventional well shaped shielded detectors. It is shown that such an anticollimator detection system provides a basis for measuring the celestial diffuse gamma ray background, gamma ray sources and bursts with good energy, angular, and time resolution, and that additionally the system is 20 to 50 times as sensitive as conventional detectors when compared on a per unit mass basis.
Publication Date: Oct 01, 1973
Document ID:
19740003499
(Acquired Nov 22, 1995)
Accession Number: 74N11612
Subject Category: INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center Goddard Contrib. to the Los Alamos Conf. on Transient Cosmic Gamma and X-ray Sources; 28 p
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Extraterrestrische Physik; Munich, Germany
Description: 28p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: GAMMA RAYS; RADIATION DETECTORS; SENSITIVITY; COLLIMATORS; ENERGY SPECTRA; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Imprint And Other Notes: In NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center Goddard Contrib. to the Los Alamos Conf. on Transient Cosmic Gamma and X-ray Sources 28 p (SEE N74-11609 02-29)
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