I’ve bought a couple of FEU84-5 PMT’s from an eBay seller. I’ve bought because of an occasional low price and because I heard that this tube is very good for gamma spectrometry.
Photocathode - antimony-potassium-sodium-cesium
Optical input - front
The diameter of the working area of the cathode - 25mm
The number of amplification stages - 12
Wavelengths of maximum sensitivity - 420-550 nm green light
Dark current - < 50 nA
Sensitivity of the photocathode - < 80 mkA/lm
Anode sensitivity, A/lm - <80
Life time - more than 1000 hours
Maximum Ratings :
Max Voltage - 1900 V
Max anode current - 5 micro A
It comes into a cardboard envelope with some sponge that starts to disintegrate after 30 years of storage. Nothing to complain… some paper and alcool and I’ve cleaned the tube.
This version of the tube doesn’t have a socket, it have just some teflon insulated wires. This is not bad…there is no need to buy a proper ceramic socket.
I’ve bought this R6095 PMT tube from iRad ebay seller. It cost me about 40$ plus shipping. iRad sells it as just tube or with socket and voltage divider kit. I’ve bought the complete kit. A link to his auction: iRad
Typical Photocathode Luminous Sensitivity [µA/lm]
Photocathode Peak Radiant Sensitivity [A/W]
2.1 x 106
Max. Supply Voltage Between Anode and Cathode
Max. Supply Voltage Between Anode and Last Dynode
-80 to +50 °C
This tube could be used to make a nice scintillation probe coupling it with a 30mm diameter NaI(TI) crystal and feeding 800-900V. Yes… just 900 and you can expect a gain of 10^6. Within the box there is the datasheet of the tube plus an instruction sheet to wire the voltage divider network to the socket.