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Title: Ground plane insulating coating for proximity focused devices

Abstract

A thin layer of alumina (aluminum oxide) is coated onto the ground plane of a microchannel plate (MCP) without covering the pores of the MCP so it does not effect the performance. The coating is sputtered onto the ground plane at a very steep angle. The addition of the thin dielectric coating of alumina greatly improves the spatial resolution of proximity focused image intensifiers using a narrow gap between the phosphor screen and the MCP. With the coating on the ground plane and the same gap the phosphor screen can be ran at 9000 volts, as compared to 3 kV without the coating.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Manteca, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
871710
Patent Number(s):
5780961
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Oakland, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ground; plane; insulating; coating; proximity; focused; devices; layer; alumina; aluminum; oxide; coated; microchannel; plate; mcp; covering; pores; effect; performance; sputtered; steep; angle; addition; dielectric; greatly; improves; spatial; resolution; image; intensifiers; narrow; gap; phosphor; screen; ran; 9000; volts; compared; kv; phosphor screen; channel plate; image intensifier; ground plane; aluminum oxide; spatial resolution; microchannel plate; narrow gap; insulating coating; greatly improves; focused image; image intensifiers; dielectric coating; /313/

Citation Formats

Power, Gary D. Ground plane insulating coating for proximity focused devices. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Power, Gary D. Ground plane insulating coating for proximity focused devices. United States.
Power, Gary D. Thu . "Ground plane insulating coating for proximity focused devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871710.
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abstractNote = {A thin layer of alumina (aluminum oxide) is coated onto the ground plane of a microchannel plate (MCP) without covering the pores of the MCP so it does not effect the performance. The coating is sputtered onto the ground plane at a very steep angle. The addition of the thin dielectric coating of alumina greatly improves the spatial resolution of proximity focused image intensifiers using a narrow gap between the phosphor screen and the MCP. With the coating on the ground plane and the same gap the phosphor screen can be ran at 9000 volts, as compared to 3 kV without the coating.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
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