Microchannel Plate

Enabling the vision of tomorrow through photon and electron amplification.

Incom’s MCP technology utilizes a proprietary fabrication method co-developed with Argonne National Laboratory enabling the largest imaging area available and fully customizable geometries. It combines Incom’s capillary arrays (GCA) with thin film coatings applied to the channels by atomic layer deposition (ALD), which functionalizes the MCPs and allows the final operational parameters to be tailored to specific applications. Incom’s ALD-GCA-MCP technology offers significant advantages over conventional lead-oxide based MCP technology.


  • Sizes up to 20 cm x 20 cm
  • Flat and curved substrates available
  • High secondary electron yield
  • Low background noise
  • Stable gain and long lifetime
  • Low Gamma-ray sensitivity
  • High mechanical and environmental stability


  • Photomultipliers for photon and particle detection
  • UV spectrometer
  • Time of flight (TOF)
  • Scanning electron microscopes
  • Residual gas analyzers
Curved MCP
Used in Space Flight Mass Spectrometry

Curved MCP


Glass capillary arrays functionalized with atomic layer deposition resistive and emissive coatings.

MCP gain at 1000 V >1 x 104
Open area ratio ≥ 65%
SEE Materials Al2O3 or MgO
Resistance range Fully customizable
Background <0.05 events / sec / cm2
Gain stability > 7 C/cm2
Gama ray sensitivity ~ 3X lower than conventional PbO-MCPs
L/d 60:1 (customizable upon request)
Bias angle 13° (customizable upon request)
Pore size 5μm, 10μm, 20μm
Part dimensions Up to 20 cm x 20 cm