The Role of MCPs in Neutron Imaging
Photonis recently published a paper in the journal Nature Communications showing various types of neutron imaging, using a novel laser-driven neutron source. This article shows the crucial role of Photonis’s neutron-sensitive microchannel plates (MCPs) in this research. MCP-based neutron imagers intrinsically have an excellent time resolution, which makes energy-resolved imaging possible. By fast switching of the MCP, one can reject background and select a neutron energy window.
The largest images in the article are produced by the Photonis Neutronic[i] detector. An example appears above.
To read the paper entitled “Demonstration of non-destructive and isotope-sensitive material analysis using a short-pulsed laser-driven epi-thermal neutron source,” click here.
Photonis Microchannel Plates
Features of these MCPs include:
- Long life
- High electronic gain
- Immunity from magnetic fields
- Fast response
- Low noise
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