Gaseous Detector Laboratory


Recent Publications from the Gas Detector Laboratory


J. Fried, J.A. Harder, G.J. Mahler, D.S. Makowiecki, J.A. Mead, V. Radeka, N.A. Schaknowski, G.C. Smith, and B. Yu,  "A Large, High Performance, Curved 2D Position-Sensitive Neutron Detector," Nucl. Instrum. & Meth. A478 (2002) 415-419.


Graham C. Smith, "Neutron Imaging, Radiography and Tomography," Encyclopedia of Imaging Science and Technology, Joseph P. Hornak, editor, Neutron Imaging, Radiography, and CT, Vol. 2, pp. 1057-1071 (2002); John Wiley & Sons, publisher.


B. Yu, Z. Zojceski, J.A.Harder, A. Hrisoho, V. Radeka, and G.C. Smith, "Front-End Electronics for High Rate, Position Sensitive Neutron Detectors," Nucl. Instrum. & Meth. A485 (2002) 645-652.


B. Yu, G. J. Mahler, N. A. Schaknowski, and G. C. Smith, "A Position Sensitive Ionization Chamber for Thermal Neutrons," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. NS-48, pp. 336-340 (2001)


P. Rehak, G.C. Smith, J.B. Warren, and B. Yu, "First Results from the Micro Pin Array (MIPA)," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. NS-47, No. 4, August (2000) 1426-1429.


G.J. Mahler, V. Radeka, N. A. Schaknowski, G. C. Smith, B. Yu, and Z. Zojceski, "A New Thermal Neutron Detector for Protein Crystallography," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. NS-46 (1999) 1916-1919.


B. Yu, G. C. Smith, D. P. Siddons, P. J. Pietraski, and Z. Zojceski, "Position Sensitive Gas Proportional Detectors with Anode Blades,"  IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. NS-46, No. 3, (1999) 338-341.


P. J. Pietraski, Z. Zojceski, D. P. Siddons, G. C. Smith, and B. Yu, "Digital Centroid-Finding Electronics for High-Rate Detectors,"  IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. NS-46 (1999) 810-816.


D. P. Siddons, L. Furenlid, P. Pietraski, Z. Yin, Z. Li, G. Smith, B. Yu, and R. Harlow, "Instrumentation Developments for X-ray Powder Diffraction at Brookhaven," Synchrotron Radiation News, Vol. 12, No. 4 (1999) 21-26.


P. Rehak, G. C. Smith, J. B. Warren, and B. Yu, "Micro Pin Array Detector (MIPA): First Test Results," pres. at Micro-Pattern Gas Detectors Workshop, Orsay, France, 28-30 June (1999); Proc. Int'l. Workshop on Micro-Pattern Gas Detectors, pp. 119-123 (1999).


Michael Feser, Mary Carlucci-Dayton, Chris Jacobsen, Janos Kirz, Ulrich Neuhausler, Graham Smith, and Bo Yu, "Applications and Instrumentation Advances with the Stony Brook Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscope," pres. SPIE Int'l. Symp. on Optical Science Engineering & Instrumentation, San Diego, CA, 19-24 July (1998); in X-ray Microfocusing: Applications and Techniques, I. McNulty, ed., Proc. SPIE 3449 (1998) 19-31.


Y.L. Soo, S.W. Huang, Z.H. Ming, Y.H. Kao, G.C. Smith, E. Goldburt, R. Hodel, B. Kulkarni, J.V.D. Veliadis, and R.N. Bhargava, "X-ray Emitted Luminescence and Local Structures in Tb-Doped Y2O3 Nanocrystals," Jour. of Applied Physics, Vol. 83, No. 10, 15 May (1998) 5504-5509.


G. J. Mahler, B. Yu, G. C. Smith, W. R. Kane, and J. R. Lemley, "A Portable Gamma-Ray Spectrometer for Using Compressed Xenon,"  IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. NS-45 (1998) 1029-1033.


V. Radeka, N. A. Schaknowski, G. C. Smith, and B. Yu, "High Performance Imaging Neutron Detectors," Nucl. Instrum. & Meth. A419 (1998) 642-647.


B. Yu, G. C. Smith, D. P. Siddons, and P. J. Pietrasky,  "Studies of Anode Blades for Gas Proportional Chambers," Nucl. Instrum. & Meth. A419 (1998) 519-524.


P. Rehak, G. C. Smith, and B. Yu, "A Method of Reduction of Parallax Broadening in Gas-Based Position Sensitive Detectors," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. 44 (1997) 651-655.


R. B. Knott, G. C. Smith, G. Watt, and J. V. Boldeman; A Large 2D PSD for Thermal Neutron Detection; BNL 63800 ; pres. 4th Int'l. Conf. on Position-Sensitive Detectors, The University of Manchester, England, 9-13 September (1996);Nucl. Instrum. & Meth. A-392 (1997) 62-67.


V. Radeka, N. A. Schaknowski, G. C. Smith, and B. Yu; High Precision Thermal Neutron Detectors; BNL 62601; pres. Conf. on Neutrons in Biology, 18-24 October (1994), Santa Fe, NM; book chapter in: Neutrons in Biology, B. Schoenborn and R. Knott, eds., pp. 57-67, Plenum Press (1996).


G. Bencze, A. Chikanian, M. Della Negra, V. Gratchev, H. Herve, O. Kiselev, S. McCorkle, M. Mohammadi, P. O'Connor, V. Polychronakos, O. Prokofiev, V. Radeka, E. Radermacher, C. Seez, J. Shank, G. Smith, J. Sondericker III, D. Stephani, F. Szoncso, V. Tcherniatine, A. Vanyashin, G. Walzel, S. Whitaker, G. Wrochna, C.-E. Wulz, and B. Yu; Position and Timing Resolution of Interpolatng Cathode Strip Chambers in a Test Beam; BNL 60937; Nucl. Instrum. & Meth. A367 (1995) 40-54.


M. S. Capel, G. C. Smith, and B. Yu; One- and Two-Dimensional X-ray Detector Systems at NSLS Beam-Line X12B, for Time Resolved and Static X-ray Diffraction Studies; BNL 61180; pres. 5th Int'l. Conf. on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation, Stony Brook, NY; 18-22 July (1994); Rev. Sci. Instr. 66 (1995) 2295-2299.


G. Smith and B. Yu, "The Linearity Performance of a Two-Dimensional, X-ray Proportional Chamber with 0.58 mm Anode Wire Spacing,"  IEEE Trans. Nuc. Sci. NS-42 (1995) 541-547.


J. Christopher Milne, Erik D. Johnson, and G. C. Smith, "Use of Primary Electron Counting for Detection of Ultrasoft X-rays with a Low Pressure Multistep Gasesous Detector," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 66 (1995) 2330-2332.


Graham C. Smith, George J. Mahler, Bo Yu, Walter R. Kane, and John K. Markey; Gamma Ray Spectrometer Utilizing Xenon at High Pressure; BNL 49994; pres. 35th Annual Mtg. of Inst. for Nuclear Materials Management, Naples, FL, 17-20 July (1994); Proc. 35th Annual Mtg. of Inst. for Nuclear Materials Management, 783-788 (IMM Press, Northbrook, IL) (1995).


G. C. Smith, D. E. Cox, and A. P. Jephcoat; X-ray Position Resolution in Proportional Chambers in the Region of 100µm (FWHM) Above the Xenon K-edge; BNL 60607; Nucl. Instrum. & Meth. A350 (1994) 621-623.


B. Yu, V. Radeka, G. C. Smith, and E. O'Brien, "Interpolating Cathode Pad Readout In Gas Proportional Detectors For High Multiplicity Particle Tracks," Nucl. Instrum. & Meth. A-323 (1992) 413-418.


E. Mathieson and G. C. Smith; Gain Reduction Due to Space Charge in a Multiwire Proportional Chamber Irradiated by a Uniform Beam of Rectangular Section; BNL 46620; Nucl. Instrum. & Meth.  A-316 (1992) 246-251.


G. C. Smith, B. Yu, J. Fischer, V. Radeka, and J. Harder, "High Rate, High Resolution, Two-Dimensional Gas Proportional Detectors For X-ray Synchrotron Radiation Experiments," Nucl. Instrum. & Meth.  A-323 (1992) 78-85.


V. Stojanoff, K. Hämäläinen, D. P. Siddons, J. B. Hastings, L. E. Berman, S. Cramer, and G. Smith; A High-Resolution X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer for Near-Edge Absorption Studies; BNL 46810; Rev. Sci. Instrum. 63 (1) (1992) 1125-1127.


B. Yu, G. C. Smith, V. Radeka, and E. Mathieson, "Investigation of Chevron Pads for Position Encoding in Very High Rate, Gas Proportional Chambers," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. NS-38 (2) 454-460 (1991).


R. Debbe, J. Fischer, D. Lissauer, T. W. Ludlam, D. Makowiecki, E. O'Brien, V. Radeka, S. Rescia, L. C. Rogers, G. C. Smith, D. Stephani, B. Yu, S. V. Greene, T. K. Hemmick, J. T. Mitchell, B. Shivakumar, and E. Mathieson; Study of MWPCs with Interpolating Pad Readout for High Multiplicity Charged Particle Detection; BNL 45402; Proc. Symp. on Detector Research & Development for the Superconducting Super Collider, 15-18 October (1990), Ft. Worth, TX; T. Dombeck, V. Kelly, & G. P. Yost, eds.; (World Scientific Pub. Co., Teaneck, NJ) 205-208 (1991).


R. Debbe, J. Fischer, D. Lissauer, T. Ludlam, D. Makowiecki, E. O'Brien, V. Radeka, S. Rescia, L. Rogers, G. C. Smith, D. Stephani, B. Yu, S. V. Greene, T. K. Hemmick, J. T. Mitchell, and B. Shivakumar, "A Study of Wire Chambers with Highly Segmented Cathode Pad Readout for High Multiplicity, Charged Particle Detection," IEEE Trans. Nuc. Sci. NS-37 (1990) 88-94.


T. J. Harris, E. Mathieson, J. A. Mir, and G. C. Smith; Studies of Basic Parameters of Electron-Counting Detection; BNL 45369; Proc. 7th Symp. on X- & Gamma-Ray Sources and Applications, Ann Arbor, MI, 21-24 May (1990); H. C. Griffin, W. L. Rogers, & K. Rengan, eds.; Nucl. Instrum. & Meth.  A299, 195-200 (1990).


G. C. Smith, A. Krol, and Y. H. Kao; A Low Pressure Parallel Plate Avalanche Chamber for Detection of Soft X-ray Fluorescence; BNL 43421; pres. 6th Nat'l. Conf. on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation, Berkeley, CA, 7-10 August (1989); Nucl. Instrum. & Meth. A291 (1990) 135-139.


E. Mathieson and G. C. Smith, "Performance Studies of a Multiwire Chamber, with 1 mm Anode Wire Spacing, to be Used for 2-D Position-Detection X-rays," IEEE Trans. Nuc. Sci.  NS-37 (1990) 187-191.


E. Mathieson and G. C. Smith, "Reduction in Non-Linearity in Position-Sensitive MWPCs," IEEE Trans. Nuc. Sci. NS-36 (1), 305-310 (1989).


R. Debbe, J. Fischer, D. Lissauer, T. Ludlam, D. Makowiecki, V. Radeka, S. Rescia, G. Smith, D. Stephani, and B. Yu, "A MWPC with Highly Segmented Cathode Pad Readout," Nucl. Instrum. & Meth. A283, 772-777 (1989).


V. Radeka, J. Fischer, J. A. Harder, and G. C. Smith; Detectors for High Photon Rates; BNL 43650; pres. Brookhaven Symp. on Synchrotron Radiation in Structural Biology, Upton, NY, 22-25 May (1988);  Synchrotron Radiation in Structural Biology, R. M. Sweet and A. D. Woodhead, eds., (Brookhaven Symp. in Biology, No. 35) (Plenum Pub. Corp., NY) 243-253 (1989).


Ernest Mathieson and Graham C. Smith; Charge Distributions in Parallel Plate Avalanche Chambers; BNL 45630; Nucl. Instrum. & Meth.  A273 (1988) 518-521.


J. Fischer, V. Radeka, and G. C. Smith; Very High Count-Rate Position Sensitive Gas Proportional Detectors; pres. Workshop on Time-Resolved Studies and Ultrafast Detectors, Argonne, IL, 25-26 January (1988);  Workshop Report: Time-Resolved Studies and Ultrafast Detectors, R. Clarke, P. Sigler, and D. Mills, eds., ANL/APS-TM-2, 15 (1988).


G. C. Smith, J. Fischer, and V. Radeka, "Capacitive Charge Division in Centroid Finding Cathode Readouts in MWPCs," IEEE Trans. Nuc. Sci. NS-35 (1), 409-413 (1988).


G. C. Smith and E. Mathieson; Gain Reduction Due to Space Charge at High Counting Rates in Multiwire Proportional Chambers; BNL 38861; pres. 1986 Nuc. Sci. Symp., Washington, DC, 29-31 October (1986); IEEE Trans. Nuc. Sci.  NS-34, No. 1, February (1987) 410-413.


J. Fischer, V. Radeka, and G. C. Smith; Position Detection of 17-25 keV X-rays in Krypton and Xenon with a Resolution of 18-50µm (FWHM); BNL 37295; pres. 1985 Nuc. Sci. Symp., 22-25 October (1985), San Francisco, CA; IEEE Trans. Nuc. Sci.  NS-33, No. 1, February (1986) 257-260.


J. Fischer, V. Radeka, and G. C. Smith, "Developments in Gas Detectors for Synchrotron X-ray Radiation,"  Nucl. Instrum. & Meth.  A246, 511-516 (1986).


J. Fischer, V. Radeka, and G. C. Smith; X-ray Position Detection in the Region of 6µm RMS with Wire Proportional Chambers; BNL 37948; pres. 1986 Wire Chamber Conf., Vienna, Austria, 25-28 February (1986); Nucl. Instrum. & Meth.  A252 (1986) 239.


G. C. Smith, J. Fischer, and V. Radeka; X-ray Position Detection at 22 µm FWHM With a Gas Proportional Chamber; BNL 35595; pres. 1984 Nuc. Sci. Symp., Orlando, FL, 31 October - 2 November (1984); IEEE Trans. Nuc. Sci.  NS-32, No. 1, February (1985) 521-525.


G. C. Smith, J. Fischer, and V. Radeka; Developments in Gas Detectors for Synchrotron X-ray Radiation; BNL 45710; pres. American Crystallographic Assoc. Symp., Stanford, CA, 19-23 August (1985); Trans. ACA  21, 41-50 (1985).


G. C. Smith, J. Fischer, and V. Radeka; Photoelectron Range Limitations to the Spatial Resolution for X-rays in Gas Proportional Chambers; BNL 33907; pres. 1983 Nuc. Sci. Symp., 19-21 October (1983), San Francisco; IEEE Trans. Nuc. Sci.  NS-31, 1, February (1984) 111-115.


Graham C. Smith; High Accuracy Gaseous X-ray Detectors; BNL 33872; invited paper pres. 3rd Nat'l. Conf. on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation, BNL, 12-14 September (1983); Nucl. Instr. & Meth.  222 (1984) 230-237.


R.A. Boie, J. Fischer, Y. Inagaki, F.C. Merrit, H. Okuno, and V. Radeka, "Two-Dimensional High Precision Thermal Neutron Detector," Nucl. Instrum. and Meth. 200 (1982) 533-545.



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