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Proportional Counters for Demonstration Experiments

Moljk, A. and Drever, R. W. P. (1957) Proportional Counters for Demonstration Experiments. American Journal of Physics, 25 (3). pp. 165-168. ISSN 0002-9505. doi:10.1119/1.1934387.

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Proportional counters suitable for demonstration purposes are described, and some experiments to illustrate counter operation are discussed. The charge carried by the positive ions produced in the multiplication process, and the localization of the avalanche, is revealed in a special proportional counter whose cathode is covered by a layer of polythene. Other properties of this type of counter, such as its ability to work for a considerable period of time without a high-voltage supply, are pointed out.

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Additional Information:© 1957 American Association of Physics Teachers. Received 04 June 1956. Two recent review articles on proportional counters are: S. C. Curran, "Proportional counter spectrometry" in Beta- and Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy, edited by K. Seigbahn (North Holland Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1955); D. West, Progr. Nuclear Phys. 3, 18 (1953).
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Official Citation:Proportional Counters for Demonstration Experiments A. Moljk and R. W. P. Drever Am. J. Phys. 25, 165 (1957);
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