Time Resolved X-Ray Detection
Final rept. 1 Jul 1989-31 Dec 1993
CALIFORNIA UNIV IRVINE
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The goal of the project was to design, develop and construct an x-ray detector with high sensitivity and picosecond time resolution. This was achieved. A Ford Aerospace Charged Coupled Device, CCD, was utilized as the x- ray sensitive material around which the design and construction of the picosecond x-ray detector was built this device has now become a commercial product sold, among other companies, by Photometrics Inc., and Princeton Research Inc. In addition we designed and built the first picosecond x-ray system. This system was utilized for the first ever picosecond x-ray diffraction experiments. The picosecond x-ray system was utilized in the oxidative fuel cell project to measure the decomposition of methanol and the change of the structure of its platinum catalyst. Another direct product of the work is the publication of 36 papers, in major scientific journals, and two patents.
- Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics