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Advanced, two-dimensional, high-resolution microchannel plate detector for sounding rocket experiments
Author(s): Scott P. Sarlin; Oswald H. W. Siegmund; James C. Green
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Paper Abstract

We discuss a very high resolution imaging microchannel plate (MCP) detector developed for use in a high resolution ((lambda) /(Delta) (lambda) equals30,000) ultraviolet spectrograph which will fly aboard a NASA sounding rocket. The detector utilizes hybrid anode, referred to as a double delay line, which encodes x-axis position from time delay measurements and y-axis position by charge division. The detector uses low resistance MCP's in a z-stack arrangement to achieve high local count rates and a gain of 2 X 107 electrons per incident photon. The detector has a resolution of 20 micrometers FWHM throughout a 6x1 cm active area. The use of a KBr photocathode and a repeller grid boosts the quantum efficiency of the bare MCP's to over 40% at approximately equals 1100 angstroms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2280, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy V, (16 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186836
Show Author Affiliations
Scott P. Sarlin, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
James C. Green, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2280:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; John V. Vallerga, Editor(s)

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