STURBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 21, 2012 — Photonis USA Inc. has announced a new long-life, low-noise (L3N) performance option for its microchannel plate (MCP) product line. The company says that the L3N option offers up to a 100-fold reduction in background noise when compared with traditional MCPs.
The low-noise option is suitable for applications where the background noise is currently lower than the detector noise. Recent tests confirmed that, at 0.01 counts per second per cm2
, the L3N MCP dark count level approaches the background level of cosmic rays. Other applications include low-level imaging and high-energy physics research.
The L3N option is also being made available on any of the company’s products that contain MCPs, including specialty Stripline MCPs and time-of-flight detectors.
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