How Photomultiplier Tubes & Array Detectors Work


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1. A photon:

2. Detector limitations include:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Primarily, this quiz/worksheet combo will assess your understanding of definitions, functions, and examples related to signal detection, such as spectroscopy, photons and photomultiplier tubes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More specifically, you will be assessed on:

  • Disadvantages of photodiode arrays
  • How photomultiplier tubes improve detection
  • Examples of detector limitations
  • What a photon is
  • Qualities of spectroscopy

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding detecting light
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the instruments used to detect objects
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on photomultiplier tubes and array detectors

Additional Learning

Interested in learning more about detection? Feel free to study our lesson on How Photomultiplier Tubes & Array Detectors Work. The lesson elaborates more about:

  • Detectors in spectroscopy
  • The photoelectric effect
  • The use of semiconductors
  • Advantages of photomultiplier tubes
  • Advantages of photodiode arrays