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The Size And Spatial Distribution Of Microchannel Plate Output Electron Clouds
Author(s): J. S. Lapington; M. L. Edgar
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Paper Abstract

Imaging detectors utilising microchannel plates with electronic position readouts, in general, require the output charge cloud to have a well defined size and form. We describe an experimental technique to measure this spatial distribution. We present measurements of the distribution under a wide variety of operating regimes and discuss the importance of each of the detector operating parameters. We show that the radial charge distribution has a general form which can be described by the sum of two exponentials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1159, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics, (27 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962611
Show Author Affiliations
J. S. Lapington, University College London (England)
M. L. Edgar, University College London (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1159:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics
Charles J. Hailey; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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