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1 October 1991 High-resolution, two-dimensional imaging, microchannel-plate detector for use on a sounding rocket experiment
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We discuss a high resolution microchannel plate (MCP) imaging detector to be used in measurements of Doppler-shifted hydrogen Lyman-alpha line emission from Jupiter and the interplanetary medium. The detector is housed in a vacuum-tight stainless steel cylinder (to provide shielding from magnetic fields) with a MgF2 window. Operating at nominal voltage, the four plate configuration provides a gain of 1.2 x 10 exp 7 electrons per incident photon. The wedge-and-strip anode has two-dimensional imaging capabilities, with a resolution of 40 microns FWHM over a one centimeter diameter area. The detector has a high quantum efficiency while retaining a low background rate. A KBr photocathode is used to enhance the quantum efficiency of the bare MCPs to a value of 35 percent at Lyman-alpha.
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Brett C. Bush, Daniel M. Cotton, Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Supriya Chakrabarti, Walter M. Harris, and John T. Clarke "High-resolution, two-dimensional imaging, microchannel-plate detector for use on a sounding rocket experiment", Proc. SPIE 1549, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy II, (1 October 1991);


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