Investigating artefacts associated with α particle interactions in charge coupled devices

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Investigating artefacts associated with α particle interactions in charge coupled devices. / Newton, Rosie; Scott, Mike J.; Dickinson, James W.; Phoenix, Ben; Parker, David J.; Wheldon, Carl; Pirrie, Stuart; Turner, Anthony; Kokalova, Tzany; Joyce, Malcolm J.

2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2017 - Conference Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018. 8533021 (IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC); Vol. 2017).

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Newton, R, Scott, MJ, Dickinson, JW, Phoenix, B, Parker, DJ, Wheldon, C, Pirrie, S, Turner, A, Kokalova, T & Joyce, MJ 2018, Investigating artefacts associated with α particle interactions in charge coupled devices. in 2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2017 - Conference Proceedings., 8533021, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), vol. 2017, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2017, Atlanta, United States, 21/10/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2017.8533021

APA

Newton, R., Scott, M. J., Dickinson, J. W., Phoenix, B., Parker, D. J., Wheldon, C., Pirrie, S., Turner, A., Kokalova, T., & Joyce, M. J. (2018). Investigating artefacts associated with α particle interactions in charge coupled devices. In 2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2017 - Conference Proceedings [8533021] (IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC); Vol. 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2017.8533021

Vancouver

Newton R, Scott MJ, Dickinson JW, Phoenix B, Parker DJ, Wheldon C et al. Investigating artefacts associated with α particle interactions in charge coupled devices. In 2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2017 - Conference Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 2018. 8533021. (IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC)). https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2017.8533021

Author

Newton, Rosie ; Scott, Mike J. ; Dickinson, James W. ; Phoenix, Ben ; Parker, David J. ; Wheldon, Carl ; Pirrie, Stuart ; Turner, Anthony ; Kokalova, Tzany ; Joyce, Malcolm J. / Investigating artefacts associated with α particle interactions in charge coupled devices. 2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2017 - Conference Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018. (IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC)).

Bibtex

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