MCP (microchannel plate) is a two-dimensional sensor that detects electrons, ions, vacuum UV rays, X-rays and gamma rays, and amplifies the detected signals. Circular and rectangular MCPs are available in various dimensions, including easy-to-use MCP assemblies with pre-mounted electrode leads and supports. These MCPs are widely used in many types of analytical equipment such as for "mass spectroscopy", "semiconductor inspection" and "surface analysis".
The MCP assemblies are available with three different readout devices to meet application needs. The devices are of: (1) single anode (electrical output signal measurement within effective region), (2) multianode (electrical output signal measurement corresponding to signal input positions), and (3) phosphor screen (optical imaging of output signal). Select the output device that best matches your application.
From one to three stage MCPs can be selected for the assembly to obtain necessary gain, allowing uses in the analog mode (the output signal is measured as a continuous electrical current) or the counting mode (the low level signal can be measured by a binary processing).