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Optimum microchannel plate (MCP) configuration for use in high-speed, high-resolution x-ray imaging
Author(s): Steve E. Grantham; Edward J. Miesak; Paul C. T. Reese; Martin C. Richardson
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Paper Abstract

Microchannel plates (MCPs) are incorporated in a wide variety of x-ray imaging and detection devices. Experimental measurements are presented in this paper which are used to determine the MCP and phosphor configuration for optimizing spatial resolution, temporal resolution, and gain in an x-ray framing camera. We investigate with the use of pulsed electron accelerating voltages to attain extraction fields higher than those possible at safe DC levels. In addition, MCPs with exit faces coated with an insulating material, in order to increase the maximum safe DC electron extraction field, were also tested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2273, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '94, (14 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.189019
Show Author Affiliations
Steve E. Grantham, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Edward J. Miesak, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Paul C. T. Reese, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Martin C. Richardson, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2273:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '94
George A. Kyrala; Donald R. Snyder, Editor(s)

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