16 September 1994 Testing candidate microchannel plates (MCPs) for the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility high-resolution camera (AXAF HRC)
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
The High Resolution Camera (HRC) is one of two focal plane instruments on the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility, (AXAF). AXAF is a major NASA space observatory and is scheduled for launch in 1998. The HRC consists of two detectors; the essential element in each HRC detector is a chevron pair of microchannel plates (MCPs). The MCPs provide x-ray conversion and electron multiplication while maintaining high spatial and temporal resolution. This paper reports on the procedures and results obtained in testing and evaluating candidate flight MCPs.
© (1994) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Almus T. Kenter, Almus T. Kenter, Joaquim J. Gomes, Joaquim J. Gomes, Stephen S. Murray, Stephen S. Murray, Randall W. Moore, Randall W. Moore, Rachel K. Roll, Rachel K. Roll, Martin V. Zombeck, Martin V. Zombeck, } "Testing candidate microchannel plates (MCPs) for the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility high-resolution camera (AXAF HRC)", Proc. SPIE 2280, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy V, (16 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186838; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.186838
PROCEEDINGS
20 PAGES


SHARE
RELATED CONTENT

Advances In Microchannel Plate Detectors
Proceedings of SPIE (December 20 1988)
After emission in microchannel plate detectors
Proceedings of SPIE (October 31 1990)
Properties of 100 mm X 100 mm triple stacks of...
Proceedings of SPIE (December 15 1993)
Characteristics of Photonis 6-um pore microchannel plates
Proceedings of SPIE (December 12 2000)
Sub 100 psec x ray gating cameras for ICF imaging...
Proceedings of SPIE (March 31 1991)

Back to Top