Author: Ivanov, V.
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MOPPR067 Simulations of Fast X-ray Detectors Based on Multichannel Plates 939
  • Z. Insepov, B.W. Adams, J. Norem
    ANL, Argonne, USA
  • V. Ivanov
    Muons, Inc, Batavia, USA
  Funding: Argonne National Laboratory
High-performance detectors with high spatial and time resolutions are required for imaging of fast processes, time-resolved coherent scattering, and time-resolved x-ray spectroscopy. Recent developments in micro-channel plate (MCP) technology are important for sub-ns and 2d-spatially resolving x-ray detection. A Monte Carlo code was used to calculate the yields of secondary electrons emitted from a photo-cathode irradiated by X-rays, E=1-10 keV. Several photo-cathode materials were tested, including Al2O3, MgO, carbon, copper, WO3. The calculated emissive characteristics were used as input parameters of a second Monte Carlo code that was capable of calculating the gain/time characteristics of the MCP based X-Ray detector. A new type of X-Ray detector based on MCPs coated by resistive and emissive layers inside the pores by using atomic-layer deposition (ALD) promises a large parameter space where optimizations can take place. These optimizations for x-ray-specific applications are expected to improve the spatial resolution to 100 microns and the time resolution to 50 ps, and the development of high-quantum-yield photo-cathodes based on MCPs with grazing incidence inside the pores.