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Title: Microchannel plate streak camera

Abstract

An improved streak camera in which a microchannel plate electron multiplier is used in place of or in combination with the photocathode used in prior streak cameras. The improved streak camera is far more sensitive to photons (UV to gamma-rays) than the conventional x-ray streak camera which uses a photocathode. The improved streak camera offers gamma-ray detection with high temporal resolution. It also offers low-energy x-ray detection without attenuation inside the cathode. Using the microchannel plate in the improved camera has resulted in a time resolution of about 150 ps, and has provided a sensitivity sufficient for 1000 KeV x-rays.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866888
Patent Number(s):
4814599
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
microchannel; plate; streak; camera; improved; electron; multiplier; combination; photocathode; prior; cameras; sensitive; photons; gamma-rays; conventional; x-ray; offers; gamma-ray; detection; temporal; resolution; low-energy; attenuation; inside; cathode; resulted; time; 150; provided; sensitivity; sufficient; 1000; kev; x-rays; time resolution; streak cameras; channel plate; x-ray streak; streak camera; microchannel plate; conventional x-ray; improved streak; temporal resolution; electron multiplier; low-energy x-ray; /250/313/

Citation Formats

Wang, Ching L. Microchannel plate streak camera. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Wang, Ching L. Microchannel plate streak camera. United States.
Wang, Ching L. Sun . "Microchannel plate streak camera". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866888.
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title = {Microchannel plate streak camera},
author = {Wang, Ching L.},
abstractNote = {An improved streak camera in which a microchannel plate electron multiplier is used in place of or in combination with the photocathode used in prior streak cameras. The improved streak camera is far more sensitive to photons (UV to gamma-rays) than the conventional x-ray streak camera which uses a photocathode. The improved streak camera offers gamma-ray detection with high temporal resolution. It also offers low-energy x-ray detection without attenuation inside the cathode. Using the microchannel plate in the improved camera has resulted in a time resolution of about 150 ps, and has provided a sensitivity sufficient for 1000 KeV x-rays.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
}

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