ASSEMBLY TECHNIQUES FOR CAMERA TUBES.
Final technical rept., June 62-May 63,
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP NEWBURY PARK CALIF
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Work was performed to prove feasibility and develop technologies for In-Vacuum Processing of photosensitive imaging tubes. In-Vacuum Processing is a new tube technology whereby a photosensitive tube is activated and assembled in a vacuum system. The task of the work to date has been to establish the conditions under which thisgoal may be met. Also, mechanical tube assemblies and equipment were developed. It has been shown that operable photodiodes, photomultiplier, image intensifiers, and image orthicons can be assembled by this process. It has also been shown that tubes comparable to similar commercial units may be fabricated in vacuum. One of the main problems, the transfer of photosurfaces in the vacuum chamber, is now better understood and photocathode transfer without appreciable loss of sensitivity is possible. Author