Microchannel plate

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Microchannel plate (MCP)
microchannel plate

channel electron multiplier array

Thin plate that contains a closely spaced array of channels each of which acts as a continuous dynode particle multiplier. A fast charged or neutral particle, or a photon, that strikes the plate causes a cascade of secondary electrons that ultimately exits the opposite side of the plate.

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V. I. Dukhanov, A. G. Zelenkov, A. A. Kurashov, I. B. Mazurov, Y. F. Rodionov, I. N. Serikov, V. P. Tarasevich. J. Radioanal. Chem. 58, 161 (1980). (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02533783 )

From Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013); DOI: 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06 © IUPAC 2013.

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