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Title: Energy Dependent Sensitivity of Microchannel Plate Detectors

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Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) National Synchrotron Light Source
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Doe - Office Of Science
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Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 77
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United States
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Rochau,G., Bailey, J., Chandler, G., Nash, T., Nielsen, D., Dunham, G., Garcia, O., Joseph, N., Keister, J., and et al. Energy Dependent Sensitivity of Microchannel Plate Detectors. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2336461.
Rochau,G., Bailey, J., Chandler, G., Nash, T., Nielsen, D., Dunham, G., Garcia, O., Joseph, N., Keister, J., & et al. Energy Dependent Sensitivity of Microchannel Plate Detectors. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2336461.
Rochau,G., Bailey, J., Chandler, G., Nash, T., Nielsen, D., Dunham, G., Garcia, O., Joseph, N., Keister, J., and et al. Sun . "Energy Dependent Sensitivity of Microchannel Plate Detectors". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2336461.
title = {Energy Dependent Sensitivity of Microchannel Plate Detectors},
author = {Rochau,G. and Bailey, J. and Chandler, G. and Nash, T. and Nielsen, D. and Dunham, G. and Garcia, O. and Joseph, N. and Keister, J. and et al.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1063/1.2336461},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = ,
volume = 77,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
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