Compton telescope


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Compton telescope

A gamma-ray detector design based on the detection of a Compton scattering interaction of a gamma ray in a first detector, usually a plastic scintillator, followed by the detection of the Compton scattered photon in a second detector. This method allows the simultaneous determination of photon direction and energy to be made. An imaging Compton telescope (COMPTEL) is part of the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory.
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In imaging the spray of neutron particles from the sun, the Compton Telescope made astronomical history The blurry picture marks the first time that researchers have used neutrons to image any celestial object.