Award for microchannel-plate technology goes to NanoScience

Nov. 29, 1999
NanoScience Corp. (Oxford, CT) has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD).

NanoScience Corp. (Oxford, CT) has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD). The company will work to develop high-gain, low-noise, silicon microchannel-plate technology by applying a high secondary yield coating to the front end of a microchannel plate. The technology could improve the performance of particle detectors, astronomical observation instruments, and night-vision systems. It could replace glass microchannel plates that cannot be used with some material systems because of temperature processing requirements.

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John Wallace | Senior Technical Editor (1998-2022)

John Wallace was with Laser Focus World for nearly 25 years, retiring in late June 2022. He obtained a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and physics at Rutgers University and a master's in optical engineering at the University of Rochester. Before becoming an editor, John worked as an engineer at RCA, Exxon, Eastman Kodak, and GCA Corporation.

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