X-Ray and Electron Cameras
X-ray imaging is the primary application of our devices. Our hybrid pixel detectors are single-photon-counting devices. It means that only signals generated by X-rays are detected. Contrary to regular X-ray digital imaging sensors (CCDs, flat panels) there is no dark current integrated. Therefore, the dynamic range achievable in X-ray images taken with our LynX and Cheetah detectors is virtually unlimited.
Our highly sensitive detectors can be retrofitted to existing Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEMs) and obtain high-resolution 3D diffraction data from nano-sized 3D crystals of beam sensitive material. These crystals are too small to be studied using high intensity X-rays at synchrotrons. Our detector system demonstrates how disruptive high sensitivity can be for applications where ultra-low intensity is imperative.
Timepix coupled with a Micro-Channel Plate (MCP) can detect ions with lower energy than the standard silicon sensor. That, together with the capability of measuring the time-of-arrival in individual pixels allows applications such as mass spectrometry imaging. Our Lion detector with Timepix QTPX-262k sensor was for this purpose modified to operate in high-vacuum environment. Please visit our partnering company Omics2Imagefor more information.