A Caltech Library Service

Lead Glass Total Absorption Counters

Ruderman, H. and Gomez, R. and Tollestrup, A. V. (1962) Lead Glass Total Absorption Counters. Synchrotron Laboratory, CTSL-31. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

[img] PDF - Submitted Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


Two identical large lead glass shower detectors, or Cerenkov counters, have been built to detect and measure the energies of decay photons from neutral pions. This method of detecting high energy gamma rays has the advantage of 100 percent efficiency, good energy resolution, linearity of response, insensitivity to heavy charged particles, and short time resolution. In addition, the physical size of the detector need only increase logarithmically with the energy of the incident particle to preserve linearity and resolution.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:© 1962 California Institute of Technology Supported in part by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Contract No. AT(11-1)-68. The Cerenkov counter cell sand their supporting stands we re designed by Bruce H. Rule and Dan Sell. B.T. Ulrich, D. Carmichael, and G. Green-stein were helpful in testing phototubes and building some of the electronics. The recent modifications were made by Richard M. Talman.
Group:Synchrotron Laboratory
Funding AgencyGrant Number
U.S. Atomic Energy CommissionAT(11-1)-68
Series Name:Synchrotron Laboratory
Issue or Number:CTSL-31
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20170309-064017045
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:74952
Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
Deposited On:10 Mar 2017 03:11
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 16:44

Repository Staff Only: item control page