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X-ray Proportional Counters: Quiz

Proportional Counter Quiz

  1. Proportional counters work based on what physical process?

  2. What determines the energy sensitivity of a gas proportional counter?

  3. In low-Earth orbit, the raw background count rates are an order of magnitude less than in interplanetary space.

  4. The timing resolution of a proportional counter experiment aboard a satellite is determined by:

  5. What kind of detectors has so far been the "workhorse" of X-ray astronomy?


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