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A high position resolution X-ray detector: An Edge on illuminated capillary plate combined with a gas amplification structure
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics.
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2006 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, ISSN 0018-9499, E-ISSN 1558-1578, Vol. 53, no 2, 554-561 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We have developed and successfully tested a prototype of a new high position resolution hybrid X-ray detector. It contains a thin-wall lead glass capillary plate converter of X-rays combined with a microgap parallel-plate avalanche chamber operating in various gas mixtures at 1 atm. The operation of these converters was studied in a wide range of X-ray energies (from 6 to 60 keV) at incident angles varying from 0-90 degrees. The detection efficiency, depending on the geometry, photon's energy, incident angle and the mode of operation was between 5-30% in single step mode and up to 50% in a multi-layered combination. Depending on the capillary's geometry, the position resolution achieved was between 50-250 mu m in digital form and was practically independent of the photon's energy or gas mixture. The usual lead glass capillary plates operated without noticeable charging up effects at counting rates of 50 Hz/mm(2) and hydrogen treated capillaries-up to 10(5) Hz/mm(2). The developed detector has several important potential advantages over the exciting X-ray detectors and may open new possibilities for medical imaging, for example in mammography, portal imaging, radiography (including security devices), as well as many other applications.

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2006. Vol. 53, no 2, 554-561 p.
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capillary plates, gaseous detectors, mammography, X-ray imaging, gaseous detectors, digital mammography, radiography, applications/
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-15643DOI: 10.1109/tns.2006.872635ISI: 000237142400021OAI: diva2:333685
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05Bibliographically approved

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