Products: PIXIS-XB Direct Detection
X-ray Cameras for Low-Flux Applications
PIXIS-XB thermoelectrically cooled, direct-detection cameras are ideal for low x-ray flux imaging and spectroscopy in the energy range from ~3 keV to ~20 keV. These cameras are available with back-illuminated, deep-depletion 1340x400 and 1024x1024 pixel arrays, as well as front- and back-illuminated, deep-depletion, 1340x1300 pixel arrays. A thin beryllium window in front vacuum-seals the unit for deep cooling, protects the CCD, and reduces background by filtering low-energy x-rays.
PIXIS-XB cameras offer the following salient features:
- Sensitivity in the x-ray energy range from ~3 KeV to ~ 20 KeV
- Vacuum chamber design with beryllium (Be) window
- Flexible dual-amplifier readout design
- High-speed USB 2.0 interface
- Full experiment control via 64-bit LightField software (optional)
High-performance cameras for low-flux applications.
Labs around the world rely on Princeton Instruments PIXIS-XB systems to deliver the excellent performance and flexibility required to conduct leading-edge research involving low x-ray flux imaging and spectroscopy. Applications include x-ray photon counting, x-ray diffraction, x-ray spectroscopy, x-ray intensity fluctuation spectroscopy (XIFS), x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy (XPCS), and x-ray lithography.
High resolution 3D image of GaN particle created using coherent x-ray diffraction imaging. Image courtesy of Dr. Kianwei Mia, University of California, Los Angeles.
Vacuum chamber with Beryllium (Be) window design delivers:
Flexibility to use camera in laboratory environment
- Maintanence free operation
Flexible Dual-amplifier readout design delivers:
Ultimate flexibility to optimize system performance
Lowest possible read noise
Highest dynamic range
- Best Linearity
High-speed USB 2.0 interface:
Industry standard computer interface without need for additional hardware
Seamless plug-and-play connectivity with the latest desktops and laptops
- True 16-bit data transfer at 2MHz, 5MHz and 10MHz readout speeds
Powerful 64-bit software delivers:
Intutive user interface
Easily automate experimental setup for multi-user labs
Simple background, flatfield and defect correction
Accurate wavelength and intensity calibration for spectroscopy with optional Intellical (TM) software
- Universal programming interface - PICAM (64 bit) - for custom programming
PIXIS-XB Direct Detection X-Ray Camera model comparison and datasheets
|Model||Imaging Array||Pixel Size||Imaging Area (mm)||Energy Range||Peak Absorption||Lowest CCD Temp|
|400BR||1340 x 400||20 x 20 µm||26.8 x 8.0||~3 keV-20keV||75%||-90° C|
|1024BR||1024 x 1024||13 x 13 µm||13.31 x 13.31||~3 keV-20keV||75%||-90° C|
|1300R/BR||1340 x 1300||20 x 20 µm||26.8 x 26.0||~3 keV-20keV||75%||-70° C|
Coherent X-Ray Diffraction
X-ray diffraction is a technique for studying the characteristics of matter such as macromolecules, crystals, powders, polymers, and fibers.
This note describes several examples of XPCS in which high-performance CCD systems from Princeton Instruments can be used to capture microscopic, low x-ray-flux images.
X-Ray Camera Brochure
Comprehensive information on direct and indirect X-ray detection technologies from Princeton Instruments. Includes related application and technical notes.
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