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Fabry lens

Fabry lens  

A small lens placed within a photometer to provide an image of the telescope's objective lens on the photocathode. It is placed behind a mask in the focal plane of the objective, which isolates the ...
photocathode

photocathode   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
20 words

(in an electronic device) a cathode from which electrons are emitted when exposed to electromagnetic radiation of suitable frequency.

photomultiplier

photomultiplier  

An evacuated electronic tube which converts light into a measurable electric current. Light falling on a photocathode releases electrons, which are accelerated by an electric field and attracted to ...

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