Detector, UV and X-ray, Photomultiplier

Detector, UV and X-ray, Photomultiplier

     

Commercial photomultiplier tube typical of those used in the space program in the 1960's. This ten stage photomultiplier tube, Amperex 152AVP, was made by Philips NV. The technical brochure notes that it "is intended for use in applications such as scintillation counting…" and that "… it is particularly suitable for geophysical and astronomical missile experiments". The overall gain for the tube was about one-million fold. It was transferred to NASM from NASA/GSFC in 1995.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
France

Manufacturer
Amperex

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific

Materials
Cylinder - glass, containing small metallic wires and plates
Pins - metal
Dimensions
3-D: 10 x 1.9cm (3 15/16 x 3/4 in.)

Commercial photomultiplier tube typical of those used in the space program in the 1960's. This ten stage photomultiplier tube, Amperex 152AVP, was made by Philips NV. The technical brochure notes that it "is intended for use in applications such as scintillation counting…" and that "… it is particularly suitable for geophysical and astronomical missile experiments". The overall gain for the tube was about one-million fold. It was transferred to NASM from NASA/GSFC in 1995.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
France

Manufacturer
Amperex

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific

Materials
Cylinder - glass, containing small metallic wires and plates
Pins - metal
Dimensions
3-D: 10 x 1.9cm (3 15/16 x 3/4 in.)

ID: A19950047000