The application of the Multi-Wire Proportional Counter (MWPC) as a potential detector for protein crystallography and other wide-angle diffraction experiments is presented. Electrostatic problems found with our large area MWPC when operated at high pressure are discussed. We suggest that a solution to these problems is to use a glass micro-strip detector in place of the wire frames. The characteristics of a high-pressure Micro-Strip Gas Chamber (MSGC) tested in the laboratory are presented.
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
- MWPC detector
- protein crystallography
- micro-strip gas chamber