microchannel plate


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microchannel plate

[¦mī·krō¦chan·əl ′plāt]
(electronics)
A plate that consists of extremely small cylinder-shaped electron multipliers mounted side by side, to provide image intensification factors as high as 100,000. Also known as channel plate multiplier.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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After the researchers determined that reduced magnification could provide higher resolution, they replaced the system's original electron multiplier with a dual microchannel plate assembly for imaging.
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