Microchannel Plates

Microchannel Plates
Microchannel Plates
Microchannel Plates

PHOTONIS is the industry leader in technology advancements for Microchannel Plates (MCPs). We offer a broad range of sizes, shapes and options to support a number of imaging applications. Our expertise across two production locations ensures continual research and development while ensuring our customers receive the customization and service for which we are known.


For over thirty years, PHOTONIS has consistently set the standard in electron multipliers and related products, including MCPs. Our extensive R&D program, coupled with unsurpassed expertise in MCP technology, continues to deliver a succession of product and process improvements that push aside previous technology limits.

PHOTONIS MCPs can be ordered to specific image grade, pitch/pore sizes, aspect ratios, and bias angles and phosphor screens to optimize the angular dependency of UV and soft X-ray detection.



Long-Life™ Microchannel Plates
LongLife™ MCPs

LongLife™ Microchannel Plates

PHOTONIS Microchannel Plates (MCPs) are fabricated from our proprietary Long-Life™ glass formulation.  As a result, our LongLife™ Microchannel Plates offer longer life, higher gain and lower dark current than any other commercially available MCP, and offer a sustained output of up to ten times greater than conventional MCPs.

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MountingPad™ Microchannel Plates
MountingPad™ MCPs

MountingPad™ Microchannel Plates

In 2009, PHOTONIS was awarded a patent for the unique manufacturing process of its new rimless MCPs. PHOTONIS’ MountingPad™ MCPs provide a rigid area to attach the MCP without damaging pores, yet provides a gap between the active channels and the mounting hardware. This gap allows gas to vent, eliminating plasma discharges which cause excessive noise.

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TruFlite™ Microchannel Plates
TruFlite™ MCPs

TruFlite™ MCPs Optimized for TOF Application

The TruFlite™ line optimizes surface flatness of the MCP and optimizes channel size and bias angle to improve the resolution over other MCPs on the market which are optimized for TOF applications. This special MCP uses the technology of the MountingPad™ and adds a process which controls flatness. A flatter landing area reduces the amount of jitter, an important factor in improving the resolution of TOF mass spectrometers.

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Stripline Microchannel Plates
Stripline MCPs

Stripline Microchannel Plates

Stripine MCPs are image grade microchannel plates that are coated with multi-layer electrode strips which allow for sequential imaging of high-speed charged particle events. They are available in a number of pitch, pore and bias angles as round or rectangular MCPs.

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Micro Pore Optic MCP
Micro Pore Optic MCPs

Micro Pore Optic MCP

A Micro Pore Optic plate is a microchannel plate consists of millions of square channels arranged in a well-defined order. The surfaces inside the square channels have a near-perfect flatness and a very low roughness. PHOTONIS Micro Pore Optics have been developed for X-Ray imaging applications on interplanetary space missions.

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