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Method and Apparatus for Simultaneous Detection and Measurement of Charged Particles at One or More Levels of Particle Flux for Analysis of Same

United States Patent Application

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A charged particle detector and method are disclosed providing for simultaneous detection and measurement of charged particles at one or more levels of particle flux in a measurement cycle. The detector provides multiple and independently selectable levels of integration and/or gain in a fully addressable readout manner.
Denton, M. Bonner (Tucson, AZ), Sperline, Roger (Tucson, AZ), Koppenaal, David W. (Richland, WA), Barinaga, Charles J. (Richland, WA), Hieftje, Gary (Bloomington, IN), Barnes, IV, James H. (Santa Fe, NM), Atlas, Eugene (Irvine, CA)
12/ 357,074
January 21, 2009
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.