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Characteristics and applications of advanced technology microchannel plates
Author(s): Jerry R. Horton; G. William Tasker; John J. Fijol
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Paper Abstract

A method for fabrication of novel thin-filrn continuous dynode electron multipliers is described. We have shown the feasibility of crucial manufacturing steps, including anisotropic dry etching of substrates into photolithographically-defined arrays of high-aspect-ratio channels, and the formation of thin-film continuous dynodes by chemical vapor deposition. We discuss potential performance and design advantages of this advanced technology microchannel plate (AT-MCP) over the conven tional reduced lead silicate glass inicrochannel plate (RLSG-'MCP) and implications for new applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1306, Sensor Fusion III, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21634
Show Author Affiliations
Jerry R. Horton, Galileo Electro-Optics Corp. (United States)
G. William Tasker, Galileo Electro-Optics Corp. (United States)
John J. Fijol, Galileo Electro-Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1306:
Sensor Fusion III
Robert C. Harney, Editor(s)

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