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MCP (Microchannel Plate Detectors) Group

MCP image Microchannel plates (MCPs) are another form of detector which can be used in space for sensing particles, such as ions and electrons and certain sorts of photons, namely X-rays and Ultraviolet light.

The Detector Group specialises in the manufacture of high-resolution readouts (including wedge and strip anodes and high performance variants such as the Vernier readout) for MCP imagers, the associated fast electronics, and the incorporation of MCPs in imaging detectors and space plasma analysers.

Contact: Dhiren Kataria, , Tel: +44 1483 204105