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Development of microchannel plate (MCP) x-ray optics
Author(s): George W. Fraser; Adam N. Brunton; John Ernest Lees; James F. Pearson; Richard Willingale; D. L. Emberson; W. Bruce Feller; Margaret Stedman; Jane Haycocks
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Paper Abstract

In the present paper, we describe X-ray images obtained using planar, square pore MCPs in `point-to-point' focusing mode. Angular resolution of 5 arcminutes fwhm has now been measured for full-field illumination of a hydrogen-reduced Galileo MCP (29 mm active diameter; approximately 44,000 active channels). Secondly, we report some preliminary metrology of square-pore microchannel plates using atomic force, scanning electron and optical microscopies. Finally, we extend our study of spherically-slumped, round-pore Philips MCPs operated as X-ray `beam expanders'.

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Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2011, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics II, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167198
Show Author Affiliations
George W. Fraser, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Adam N. Brunton, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
John Ernest Lees, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
James F. Pearson, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Richard Willingale, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
D. L. Emberson, Philips Photonics (United Kingdom)
W. Bruce Feller, Galileo Electro-Optics Corp. (United States)
Margaret Stedman, National Physical Lab. (United Kingdom)
Jane Haycocks, National Physical Lab. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2011:
Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics II
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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