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Angular localisation of proportional chamber avalanche

Nature volume 272, pages 709710 (20 April 1978) | Download Citation

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CHARPAK1 points out in his review on multi-wire proportional chambers, that despite previous considerations2 there is some evidence that the discharge in a proportional chamber does not necessarily spread uniformly round the wire. We have been examining in some detail avalanche localisation in proportional chamber operation during the past year or so, and give here a brief quantitative account of some of our findings. These were initially rather unexpected.

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  1. 1.

    Nature 270, 479–482 (1977).

  2. 2.

    , & Nucl. Instrum. Meth. 80, 13–34 (1970).

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  1. Physics Department, The University, Leicester, UK

    • E. MATHIESON
    • , T. J. HARRIS
    •  & G. C. SMITH

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