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Development of large area fast microchannel plate photo-detectors
Author(s): Karen Byrum
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Paper Abstract

We report on a cross-disciplined, multi-institutional effort to develop large-scale 'frugal' photo-detectors capable of mm-scale space resolution and pico-second time resolution. This new R&D effort is being led by the High Energy Physics branch within DOE. The large-area fast photodetectors (LAPPD) being developed would have applications in many fields, including particle physics, astrophysics, nuclear sciences, and medical imaging. The basic approach uses novel inexpensive micro channel pores which have been functionalized using a technique called atomic layer deposition. A custom anode and fast electronics are used to readout the photodetector. High quantum efficiency photocathodes are also being explored. The R&D program includes detailed testing and end to end simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2011
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8033, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques V, 80330U (13 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884032
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Karen Byrum, Argonne National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8033:
Advanced Photon Counting Techniques V
Mark A. Itzler; Joe C. Campbell, Editor(s)

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