Date of Award

1970

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Physics

Department

Physics

Physical Description

1 online resource (vi, 52 leaves, ill. 28 cm.)

Subjects

Photoelectric multipliers, Electron optics

DOI

10.15760/etd.1477

Abstract

Electron orbital theory was applied to the design of the geometrical structure of an electron multiplier for an image intensifier. A special structure satisfying production requirements was studied. Electron optical calculations consisted of determining the potential distribution and tracing the electron trajectories. Liebmann’s procedure was used to solve Laplace’s equation with constant potentials on the multiplier electrodes as boundary conditions. The trajectories were determined by solving the equation of motion in an electrostatic field using a Runge-Kutta procedure. The initial conditions for the trajectories were the initial energies, initial positions, and the initial directions of the secondary electrons. The plotted trajectories indicated the feasibility of an electron multiplier of the type studied.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/10222

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