Photek Ltd

Posted on: 6 March 2017 in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Photek Ltd manufacture detectors and camera systems for photon and particle detection, image intensifiers, photomultiplier tubes (PMT), streak tubes plus a range of associated electronics and camera systems.

KTP objective

To install an Atomic Layer Deposition facility and transfer expertise to develop coatings to enhance the performance of Photek products in terms of lifetime, photo-response and timing.

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Outcomes with potential economic impact to date

  • A novel transmitting conducting layer which has already extended the dynamic range of photodiodes used in nuclear fusion research
  • A collaboration with CERN and the Universities of Oxford and Bristol called TORCH, to produce long-life PMTs using an ALD coating to prevent outgassing of material
  • An enhancement to the detection efficiency of photon counting devices, in particular for missile warning systems