Optimisation of photon detector tynode membranes using electron-matter scattering simulations

A.M.M.G. Theulings

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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The object of this thesis work was to develop a (Monte Carlo) simulation package that can be used to aid in the design of the Timed Photon Counter (TiPC). The TiPC is a single photon detector whose working principle is based upon the multiplication of an electron signal by transmission dynodes, or tynodes. For TiPC to be feasible, it is necessary to develop tynodes that have a secondary electron yield of more than 4, preferably with a primary electron energy as low as possible.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • van der Graaf, H., Supervisor
  • Hagen, C.W., Supervisor
Award date29 Sept 2020
Print ISBNs978-94-028-2163-5
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Tynodes
  • ultra-thin membranes
  • timed photon counter
  • transmission
  • secondary electron emission
  • Monte Carlo simulations


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