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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center, National Technical Information Service, distributor in Moffett Field, Calif, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English


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StatementP.J. Besser, K.M. Hays, R.A. LaViolette
SeriesNASA contractor report -- 177514, NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-177514
ContributionsHays, K. M, LaViolette, R. A, Ames Research Center
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 v
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14972293M

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This book is a guide to new and emerging PET technology, instrumentation, and its place in clinical practice. PET technology is currently moving from the conventional photomultiplier tube (PMT) detector based PET to the new generation, solid state light sensor detector. We present the design, construction, and test observations of a new infrared (IR) photon-counting photometer for astronomy based on the edge-illuminated solid-state photomultiplier (EISSPM). : Abstract (UV) or visible light can then be detected at high sensitivity by conventional solid-state semiconductor- or photomultiplier-based photodetectors, which are an indispensable part of scintillation detectors. Bibtex entry . The photomultipliers are1/ or 3/4-inch end-on tubes which couple to the scintillator, commonly BGO (bismuth germanate). Each unit is equipped with as many as photomultipliers. PHOTOMULTIPLIERS AND SOLIDSTATE DETECTORS COMPARED In some applications either a photomultiplier or solid-state detector could be used.