Microchannel Plate as a Detector of Minimum Ionizing Particle
MicroChannel plate multipliers have been used to detect the passage of relativistic charged particles. Measurements of the detection efficiency and pulse height response versus microchannel plate gain are presented for one, two and three microchannel plate arrays. The probability of detecting an avalanche on the detector anode per one channel of MCP crossed by the relativistic particle was calculated. Temporal response and time jitter were measured and are reported. The track images of beam particles crossing the detector are shown.
KeywordsDetection Efficiency Microchannel Plate Time Jitter Phosphor Screen Track Image
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