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A Thick Anger Camera for Gamma-Ray Astronomy

Cook, W. R. and Finger, M. and Prince, T. A. (1985) A Thick Anger Camera for Gamma-Ray Astronomy. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, NS-32 (1). pp. 129-133. ISSN 0018-9499. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140429-103542507

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Abstract

The NaI(Tl) Anger camera is a natural candidate for a position sensitive detector in imaging of astrophysical γ-ray sources. Here we present laboratory measurements of the response of a relatively thick (5.1 cm) NaI(Tl) Anger camera designed for coded aperture imaging in the 50 keV to 2 MeV energy range. We obtained a position resolution of 10.5 mm FWHM at 122 keV and 6.3 mm FWHM at 662 keV. The energy resolution was 7% FWHM at 662 keV. We discuss the ability of the detector to resolve the depth of the γ-ray interaction and the use of this depth resolution to reduce back-incident and internal background.


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http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNS.1985.4336807DOIArticle
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Prince, T. A.0000-0002-8850-3627
Contact Email Address:dmiles@caltech.edu
Additional Information:© 1985 IEEE. This work was supported in part by NASA grant NGR05-002-160, and the Presidential Young Investigator Program, NSF grant AST-8351736. We thank Prof. E. Stone, W. E. Althouse, A. Cummings, and the other members of the GRIP (Gamma-Ray Imaging Payload) team for their numerous contributions to this work.
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory
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NASANGR 05-002-160
NSFAST-8313736
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Space Radiation Laboratory1984-05
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