14 July 1986 Developments In Microchannel Plate Detectors For Imaging X-Ray Astronomy
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Proceedings Volume 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy; (1986) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.966600
Event: 1985 International Technical Symposium/Europe, 1985, Cannes, France
We present new results in four areas of microchannel plate (MCP) X-ray detector operation. The performance in pulse counting mode of MCPs with 8 micron channel diameters is reported. The effects on MCP quantum detection efficiency and energy discrimination of multiple CsI coatings are described. A new mode of operation of two-stage multipliers is evaluated. Replacing the conventional electron-accelerating inter-plate potential difference by a retarding field is shown to result in definite advantages with regard to X-ray energy discrimination and detector lifetime. The source of the MCP internal background is discussed.
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G. W. Fraser, G. W. Fraser, M. J. Whiteley, M. J. Whiteley, J. F. Pearson, J. F. Pearson, "Developments In Microchannel Plate Detectors For Imaging X-Ray Astronomy", Proc. SPIE 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy, (14 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966600; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.966600


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