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The Ranicon-A Resistive Anode Image Converter For The Soft X-Ray And Vacuum Ultraviolet
Author(s): M. Lampton; F. Paresce; S. Bowyer
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Paper Abstract

A versatile photon imaging system for use in the 1 - 1800 A wavelength range is described. The Ranicon employs a microchannel electron multiplier plate to convert the incident photons into a charge signal. This charge pulse is proximity focussed onto a large area resistive anode plate equipped with pickup electrodes on its edges. Each i event is located electronically by the ratios of the charges collected at the edges or by the differneces of the signals' rise times. One and two dimensional pictures are built up by storing events digitally (e.g. a core memory) or in analog form (e.g. a storage oscilloscope). A compact laboratory model has been constructed and tested. Operating characteristics and applications of the Ranicon are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1974
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0044, Instrumentation in Astronomy II, (1 September 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953932
Show Author Affiliations
M. Lampton, University of California (United States)
F. Paresce, University of California (United States)
S. Bowyer, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0044:
Instrumentation in Astronomy II
Lewis Larmore; Donald H. Menzel; David Crawford, Editor(s)

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