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16 September 1994 Testing candidate microchannel plates (MCPs) for the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility high-resolution camera (AXAF HRC)
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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.
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Almus T. Kenter, Joaquim J. Gomes, Stephen S. Murray, Randall W. Moore, Rachel K. Roll, and 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); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.186838
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