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Testing candidate microchannel plates (MCPs) for the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility high-resolution camera (AXAF HRC)
Author(s): Almus T. Kenter; Joaquim J. Gomes; Stephen S. Murray; Randall W. Moore; Rachel K. Roll; Martin V. Zombeck
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Paper Abstract

The High Resolution Camera (HRC) is one of two focal plane instruments on the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility, (AXAF). AXAF is a major NASA space observatory and is scheduled for launch in 1998. The HRC consists of two detectors; the essential element in each HRC detector is a chevron pair of microchannel plates (MCPs). The MCPs provide x-ray conversion and electron multiplication while maintaining high spatial and temporal resolution. This paper reports on the procedures and results obtained in testing and evaluating candidate flight MCPs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1994
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 2280, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy V, (16 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186838
Show Author Affiliations
Almus T. Kenter, Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Joaquim J. Gomes, Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Stephen S. Murray, Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Randall W. Moore, Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Rachel K. Roll, Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Martin V. Zombeck, Ctr. for Astrophysics (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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