photomultiplier

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photomultiplier

[-mul′tiplī′ər]
Etymology: Gk, phos, light; L, multiplex, many folds
a device used in many radiation detection applications that converts low levels of light into electrical pulses. A bank of such tubes is used in gamma cameras to view a crystal.
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With approximately US$1 billion of annual sales Hamamatsu is the world's leading supplier of optoelectronics components including photo multiplier tubes and photo-diodes used in positron emission tomography (PET) medical scanners, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) projects and other industrial and scientific applications.
Tenders are invited for Supply of (i) 25mm Thick plastic scintillator sheets with inbuilt photo multiplier tube (PMT)(ii) 10mm Thick plastic scintillator sheets with inbuilt photo multiplier tube (PMT)
The MAPD-1 eventually evolved into the MAPD-2 and MAPD-3, providing better electrical efficiency and imaging capabilities than traditional integrated photo multiplier tubes (PMTs) in scanners.