Photonis’ LongLife™ Microchannel Plates provide lower noise, longer life, and higher spatial resolution than any other MCP which is commercially available. The company has been industry-leading the in electron multiplication with the LongLife™ MCP product line for more than 40 years. Photonis’ extended dynamic range output option enhances detection over traditional MCPs by up to ten times.
Photonis’ line of LongLife™ MCPs are designed to supply stable gain and outstanding bias current stability and are available in image, detection, and premium grades. The pitch/pore size can be specified as well as the size, shape, and configuration. A detector specifically suited to your MCP requirements is possible by partnering with Photonis.
How an MCP Works
A microchannel plate is designed for detecting UV radiation, charged particles, and X-Rays. The output is a two-dimensional electron image which maintains the spatial resolution of the original input radiation, but has a linear gain of up to 1000. This may be utilized for providing a visual representation of the radiation pattern by exciting a phosphor screen placed near to the output.
MountingPad™ MCPs are rimless microchannel plates which have been patented to prevent excessive noise as a result of damaged pores or trapped gas close to the edges from mounting the MCP. The MountingPad™ technology supplies a rigid area to fix the MCP to without damaging pores, and allows a gap between the mounting hardware and active channels. This gap enables gas to vent, eliminating plasma discharges which generate excessive noise.
The figure below demonstrates this technology:
Analytical Instruments: MCPs support a wide range of analysis methods from large systems to portable and miniature applications.
Photonic Detection: MCPs are the critical initial stage in photon detection, with gain up to 1 million for high sensitivity.
Particle Research: MCPs capture short‐life, high speed events for quantification or counting.
Space Exploration: Photonis has been awarded by NASA, ESA and other agencies for the custom manufacture of MCPs which are space‐qualified.
LongLife™ Microchannel Plate for OEM Replacement