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Title: Monocrystal-based microchannel plate image intensifier

Abstract

A monocrystalline scintillator comprises a monocrystal and an optical plate wherein a first side of the monocrystal is adhered to the optical plate. The monocrystal comprises at least one of a rare earth garnet, a perovskite crystal, a rare-earth silicate, and a monocrystal oxysulphide. The scintillator assembly includes an adhesive adhering the optical plate to the first side of the monocrystal. The adhesive can comprise an ultra-high vacuum compatible adhesive. The adhesive is substantially transparent and has a refractive index matching the optical plate. The scintillator assembly can also include a reflective coating on the second side of the monocrystal. The monocrystalline scintillator assembly can be incorporated in a microchannel plate image intensifier tube to provide improved spatial resolution and temporal response.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1771535
Patent Number(s):
10809393
Application Number:
15/568,500
Assignee:
Fermi Research Alliance, LLC (Batavia, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21K - TECHNIQUES FOR HANDLING PARTICLES OR IONISING RADIATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 04/21/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Lumpkin, Alex H. Monocrystal-based microchannel plate image intensifier. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Lumpkin, Alex H. Monocrystal-based microchannel plate image intensifier. United States.
Lumpkin, Alex H. Tue . "Monocrystal-based microchannel plate image intensifier". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1771535.
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