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Title: Investigation of a resistive anode detector for astronomical spectroscopy
Author: Clampin, Mark
ISNI:       0000 0004 2738 1392
Awarding Body: University of St Andrews
Current Institution: University of St Andrews
Date of Award: 1986
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A large format two dimensional photon counting detector has been evaluated as a detector for astronomical spectroscopy. The design comprises an 320 photocathode, a tandem MCP gain stage and a circular arc terminated resisitive anode to provide pOSitional coordinates of detected events. The system is run from an LSI 11/23 computer operating under FORTH control. The micro-channel plate operating characteristics and the detector's resolution, quantum efficiency and imaging performance have been studied. The principal areas requiring design improvement are found to be the micro-channel plate gain, processing and photocathode quality. electronic signal The detector has been employed in a observing program on a 0.5 m telescope. Spectra of IAU faint radial velocity standards and the eclipsing binary system s-l Cam have been obtained and analysed to assess the system's performance.
Supervisor: Edwin, R. P. Sponsor: Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: QB465.A6C6