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High-resolution imaging microchannel plate detector for EUV spectrometry
Author(s): Nigel P. Bannister; Jonathan S. Lapington; Martin Adrian Barstow; George W. Fraser; B. S. Sanderson; J. A. Tandy; James F. Pearson; J. E. Spragg
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Paper Abstract

We describe the development of an imaging microchannel plate detector for a new class of high resolution EUV spectrometer. The detector incorporates a front MCP coated with a CsI photocathode to enhance quantum efficiency, while the rear MCP, supplied by Photonis SAS for a European Space Agency Technology Research Program, represents one of the first uses of a 6 micron pore device in astronomy. The detector uses a unique design of charge division anode, the Vernier readout, enabling it to deliver a spatial resolution better than 15 microns FWHM. The detector forms an integral component of J- PEX, a sounding rocket EUV spectrometer operating at near- normal incidence, using multilayer coated gratings to deliver a resolution and effective area 10 times that of EUVE in the 225 - 245 angstrom band.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4140, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI, (13 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.409111
Show Author Affiliations
Nigel P. Bannister, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Jonathan S. Lapington, Univ. College London (United States)
Martin Adrian Barstow, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
George W. Fraser, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
B. S. Sanderson, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
J. A. Tandy, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
James F. Pearson, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
J. E. Spragg, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4140:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI
Kathryn A. Flanagan; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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