NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, vol.573, no.1-2, pp.61-64, 2007 (SCI-Expanded)
We have developed a prototype of a new type of hybrid X-ray detector. It contains a thin wall (few mu m) edge-illuminated lead glass capillary plate (acting as a converter of X-rays photons to primary electrons) combined with a microgap parallel-plate avalanche chamber operating in various gas mixtures at 1 atm. The operation of these converters was studied in a wide range of X-ray energies (from 6 to 60 keV) at incident angles varying from 0 degrees to 90 degrees. The detection efficiency, depending on the geometry, photon's energy, incident angle and the mode of operation, was between a few and similar to 40%. The position resolution achieved was similar to 50 mu m in digital form and was practically independent of the photon's energy or gas mixture.