Electron multiplier

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DRAFT DEFINITION
Electron multiplier

A device to amplify the current of a beam or packet of charged particles or photons by incidence upon the surface of an electrode to produce secondary electrons. The secondary electrons are then accelerated to other electrodes or parts of a continuous electrode to produce further secondary electrons.

Considered between 2004 and 2006 but not included in the 2006 PAC submission
This is an unofficial draft definition presented for information and comment. For current IUPAC recommended mass spectrometry terms, see the Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013); DOI: 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06 © IUPAC 2013.
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