Count-loss mechanism of self-quenching streamer (SQS) tubes

A. Nohtomi, T. Sakae, M. Matoba, N. Koori

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Abstract

The counting response of SQS tubes is superior to that of conventional GM tubes. The count-loss mechanism of SQS tubes is governed by two different sorts of the space-charge effect, namely a local space-charge effect and a global space-charge effect. The existence of a dead zone leads to the local space-charge effect around each streamer; this effect is dominant at lower exposure rate conditions than 20 mR/h. On the other hand, the global space-charge effect comes from accumulation of slowly-drifting positive ions inside the whole tube, and is dominant at higher exposure-rate conditions than 500 mR/h.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538-543
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Volume342
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 22 1994

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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Count-loss mechanism of self-quenching streamer (SQS) tubes. / Nohtomi, A.; Sakae, T.; Matoba, M.; Koori, N.

In: Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A, Vol. 342, No. 2-3, 22.03.1994, p. 538-543.

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Nohtomi, A. ; Sakae, T. ; Matoba, M. ; Koori, N. / Count-loss mechanism of self-quenching streamer (SQS) tubes. In: Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A. 1994 ; Vol. 342, No. 2-3. pp. 538-543.
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