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Title The operation of gas microstrip detectors in electronegative gas mixtures
Abstract As with all gas counters, the performance of gas microstrip detectors (GMSD) can be seriously compromised by the presence of electronegative gas components (or pollutants). In contrast to conventional proportional counters, the geometry of the GMSD permits the drift electric field to be controlled independently of the avalanche gain field. This permits the monitoring and minimisation of the effects of electronegative gas components. Simple mathematical models are derived which allow quantitation of the electron attachment length from its effect on the pulse height distributions obtained from x-ray line spectra. The effects of electron attachment on x-ray energy resolution, linearity and also on auger electron spectra are discussed.
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Report RAL Technical Reports RAL-TR-2001-024. 2001. raltr-2001024.pdf 2001