Vakuum-compatible detectors

The Vacuum Imaging Detector (VID) is a vacuum compatible open face detector without a photocathode very often known as open MCP-Detector, multichannel plate detector or microchannel plate detector. It is designed to be mounted into or onto a vacuum chamber. The VID is designed to detect charged particles, UV photons, and neutrons. It is available with either a phosphor screen, solid anode or resistive sea which provides re-configurable anode options. The phosphor screen can also include a time of flight module which provides timing response to 5 ns. Typical applications include electron microscopy, nuclear physics research and VUV imaging.


  • Custom CAD designed
  • High resolution
  • Optional MCP gating to 8 ns
  • 18, 25, 40 and 75 mm active diameter
  • Choice of flange size
  • Phosphor screen or electrical output
  • Optional TOF module with phosphor screen. 5 ns FWHM
  • Resistive Sea with re-configurable anode options


  • Electron microscopy
  • Field ion microscopy
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Measurement of chemical bond strength
  • Molecular disassociation
  • Nuclear physics
  • Space telescopes
  • Synchrotron Radiation
  • VUV imaging

Additional information is available on the Vacuum Compatible Detector (VID) datasheet Download PDF. To talk further about these products or the custom design of a VID for your application then please contact us.

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