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Batch production of microchannel plate photo-multipliers

United States Patent

9,911,584
March 6, 2018
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In-situ methods for the batch fabrication of flat-panel micro-channel plate (MCP) photomultiplier tube (PMT) detectors (MCP-PMTs), without transporting either the window or the detector assembly inside a vacuum vessel are provided. The method allows for the synthesis of a reflection-mode photocathode on the entrance to the pores of a first MCP or the synthesis of a transmission-mode photocathode on the vacuum side of a photodetector entrance window.
Frisch; Henry J. (Chicago, IL), Wetstein; Matthew (Ames, IA), Elagin; Andrey (Bolingbrook, IL)
The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
15/ 468,371
20170278687
March 24, 2017
REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under DE-SC0008172 awarded by the U. S. Department of Energy and under PHY1066014 awarded by The National Science Foundation. The government has certain rights in the invention.