High-resolution, two-dimensional imaging, microchannel-plate detector for use on a sounding rocket experiment

Brett C. Bush, Daniel M. Cotton, Oswald H.W. Siegmund, Supriya Chakrabarti, Walter M Harris, John T. Clarke

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Abstract

We discuss a high resolution microchannel plate (MCP) imaging detector to be used in measurements of Doppler-shifted hydrogen Lyman-alpha line emission from Jupiter and the interplanetary medium. The detector is housed in a vacuum-tight stainless steel cylinder (to provide shielding from magnetic fields) with a MgF2 window. Operating at nominal voltage, the four plate configuration provides a gain of 1.2 x 10 exp 7 electrons per incident photon. The wedge-and-strip anode has two-dimensional imaging capabilities, with a resolution of 40 microns FWHM over a one centimeter diameter area. The detector has a high quantum efficiency while retaining a low background rate. A KBr photocathode is used to enhance the quantum efficiency of the bare MCPs to a value of 35 percent at Lyman-alpha.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy II
PublisherSPIE
Pages290-301
Number of pages12
Volume1549
ISBN (Electronic)9780819406774
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventEUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy II - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 21 1991Jul 21 1991

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OtherEUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy II
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period7/21/917/21/91

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Microchannel Plate
Sounding rockets
sounding rockets
microchannel plates
Microchannels
High Resolution
Quantum Efficiency
Imaging
Detector
Detectors
Quantum efficiency
Imaging techniques
quantum efficiency
high resolution
detectors
Experiment
interplanetary medium
Photocathodes
Experiments
Stainless Steel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Bush, B. C., Cotton, D. M., Siegmund, O. H. W., Chakrabarti, S., Harris, W. M., & Clarke, J. T. (1991). High-resolution, two-dimensional imaging, microchannel-plate detector for use on a sounding rocket experiment. In EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy II (Vol. 1549, pp. 290-301). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.48347

High-resolution, two-dimensional imaging, microchannel-plate detector for use on a sounding rocket experiment. / Bush, Brett C.; Cotton, Daniel M.; Siegmund, Oswald H.W.; Chakrabarti, Supriya; Harris, Walter M; Clarke, John T.

EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy II. Vol. 1549 SPIE, 1991. p. 290-301.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bush, BC, Cotton, DM, Siegmund, OHW, Chakrabarti, S, Harris, WM & Clarke, JT 1991, High-resolution, two-dimensional imaging, microchannel-plate detector for use on a sounding rocket experiment. in EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy II. vol. 1549, SPIE, pp. 290-301, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy II, San Diego, United States, 7/21/91. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.48347
Bush BC, Cotton DM, Siegmund OHW, Chakrabarti S, Harris WM, Clarke JT. High-resolution, two-dimensional imaging, microchannel-plate detector for use on a sounding rocket experiment. In EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy II. Vol. 1549. SPIE. 1991. p. 290-301 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.48347
Bush, Brett C. ; Cotton, Daniel M. ; Siegmund, Oswald H.W. ; Chakrabarti, Supriya ; Harris, Walter M ; Clarke, John T. / High-resolution, two-dimensional imaging, microchannel-plate detector for use on a sounding rocket experiment. EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy II. Vol. 1549 SPIE, 1991. pp. 290-301
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