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Title: Low Power Photomultiplier Tube Circuit And Method Thereor

Abstract

An electrical circuit for a photomultiplier tube (PMT) is disclosed that reduces power consumption to a point where the PMT may be powered for extended periods with a battery. More specifically, the invention concerns a PMT circuit comprising a low leakage switch and a high voltage capacitor positioned between a resistive divider and each of the PMT dynodes, and a low power control scheme for recharging the capacitors.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1]
  1. Tracy, CA
  2. Brentwood, CA
  3. Sunol, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
880560
Patent Number(s):
7030355
Application Number:
10/910853
Assignee:
Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Bochenski, Edwin B, Skinner, Jack L, Dentinger, Paul M, and Lindblom, Scott C. Low Power Photomultiplier Tube Circuit And Method Thereor. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Bochenski, Edwin B, Skinner, Jack L, Dentinger, Paul M, & Lindblom, Scott C. Low Power Photomultiplier Tube Circuit And Method Thereor. United States.
Bochenski, Edwin B, Skinner, Jack L, Dentinger, Paul M, and Lindblom, Scott C. Tue . "Low Power Photomultiplier Tube Circuit And Method Thereor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/880560.
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abstractNote = {An electrical circuit for a photomultiplier tube (PMT) is disclosed that reduces power consumption to a point where the PMT may be powered for extended periods with a battery. More specifically, the invention concerns a PMT circuit comprising a low leakage switch and a high voltage capacitor positioned between a resistive divider and each of the PMT dynodes, and a low power control scheme for recharging the capacitors.},
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