2008 JINST TH 005
Ph.D. degree thesis
ESRF, France, in 2008
Supervisor: Johann Collot
Development of higher efficiency photocathodes for gas filled detectors
Photocathodes and their production
This work concerned the development of a new generation of photocathodes for X-rays gas filled detectors.
The thesis contains a description of the monte carlo studies, as well as experimental tests of
various photocathodes which were carried out during the thesis work.
Last, interesting results concerning CsI3 as an interesting precursor to CsI (as a secondary emitter) are given.