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Microporous microchannel plates and method of manufacturing same

United States Patent

6,045,677
April 4, 2000
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A microchannel plate and method of manufacturing same is provided. The microchannel plate includes a plate consisting of an anodized material and a plurality of channels which are formed during the anodization of the material and extend between the two sides of the plate. Electrodes are also disposed on each side of the plate for generating an electrical field within the channels. Preferably, the material is alumina and the channels are activated such that the channel walls are conductive and highly secondary emissive.
Beetz, Jr.; Charles P. (New Milford, CT), Boerstler; Robert W. (Woodbury, CT), Steinbeck; John (Fitzwilliam, NH), Winn; David R. (Wilton, CT)
NanoSciences Corporation (Oxford, CT)
08/ 807,469
February 27, 1997
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FG02-95ER82036 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.