Xenon time projection chamber for next-generation planetary missions

Mitsuteru Mimura*, Hiroki Kusano, Shingo Kobayashi, Mitsuhiro Miyajima, Nobuyuki Hasebe

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    Imaging of 7 rays with 1 ~ 5 MeV with a xenon time projection chamber (Xe-TPC) has been simulated with the GEANT4 code. The clear image of a 7-ray source was obtained using the Xe-TPC. The dependence of angular resolution and imaging efficiency on xenon density were also investigated over the density range from 0.06 to 0.18 g/cm3. It was found that a Xe-TPC is promising for imaging of high-energy 7-rays (~ 5 MeV) on planetary surface.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)157-160
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
    Issue numberSUPPL. A
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • 7-ray camera
    • Compton camera
    • Directional 7-ray spectrometer
    • High-pressure xenon
    • Planetary remote sensing
    • Time projection chamber

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Physics and Astronomy


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