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Title: Imaging detectors for X-ray astronomy
Author: Gott, Richard
Awarding Body: University of Leicester
Current Institution: University of Leicester
Date of Award: 1970
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This work is concerned with the development of imaging detectors and was undertaken as part of a laboratory investigation into requirements for future experiments by the X-ray astronomy group of this university in its programme of study of solar and non-solar X-ray emission. Much of the work is concerned with the establishment of the operating characteristics of a new detector, the channel multiplier array, and its use as an imaging device. As a result of the investigations, new methods of one and two dimensional image dissection have been developed giving a spatial resolution comparable to that of photographic film. Together with recent advances in X-ray Imaging optics, these methods are of considerable interest in the rapidly expanding field of X-ray astronomy. In addition to work on channel arrays, a brief account is given of a spectroheliograph which is operating successfully on the 5th Orbiting Solar Observatory and which has been designed by Leicester University and University College, London.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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