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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

7,498,585
March 3, 2009
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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)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
11/ 399,966
20080073548
April 6, 2006
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.