The attractive properties of diamond films—used as dynode materials requiring few gain stages—enable the development of micromachined, large-area, low-noise photon-counting detector arrays in which each pixel is equivalent to a miniaturized photomultiplier tube. This application of diamond will provide a fundamental enabling technology for the next generation of three-dimensional photon- and particle-counting detectors.
JON S. LAPINGTON, PAUL. W. MAY, NEIL A. FOX, JON HOWORTH, AND JAMES MILNES