Products: PIXIS-XO Soft X-Ray Cameras
X-Ray Cameras for VUV and EUV Applications
High-sensitivity, thermoelectrically cooled PIXIS-XO cameras utilize various back-illuminated and back-illuminated, deep-depletion, CCDs without antireflective coating for direct detection of the widest range of x-rays — between ~30 eV and ~20 KeV. A rotatable ConFlat flange with a high-vacuum-seal design, as well as software-selectable gains and readout speeds, make these cameras well suited for UHV applications.
The PIXIS-XO series offers the following features:
- Broad selection of CCDs without antireflective coating (1340 x 100 to 2048 x 2048 pixel arrays; 13 x 13 µm to 20 x 20 µm pixel sizes)
Sensitivity in the X-ray energy range from ~30 eV to
~ 20 KeV
- Rotatable ConFlat flange design
- Flexible dual-amplifier readout design
- High Speed USB 2.0 interface
- Full experiment control via 64-bit LightField software (optional)
See soft x-rays and more.
Princeton Instruments PIXIS-XO systems are engineered to deliver the highest direct-detection performance for applications that involve x-ray spectroscopy, x-ray imaging, x-ray microscopy, x-ray plasma diagnostics, and EUV lithography.
With an extensive variety of CCD formats, 100% fill factor, low-noise electronics, and -70°C to -90°C thermoelectric cooling, PIXIS-XO cameras provide hassle-free operation in research and OEM environments.
High-speed, USB 2.0 interface:
Industry standard computer interface without the need for additional hardware
Seamless plug-and-play connectivity with the latest desktops and laptops
- True 16-bit data transfer at 2MHz readout speed
Rotatable conflat design delivers:
- Flexibility to align CCD X-axis to the image or spectral axis
Flexible dual-amplifier readout design delivers:
- Ultimate flexibility to optimize system performance
- Lowest possible read noise
- Highest dynamic range
- Best linearity
PIXIS-XO Direct Detection X-Ray Camera model comparison and datasheets
|Model||Imaging Array||Pixel Size||Sensor Type|
|100B||1340 x 100||20 x 20 µm||back-illuminated|
|100BR||1340 x 100||20 x 20 µm||back-illuminated, deep-depletion|
|400B||1340 x 400||20 x 20 µm||back-illuminated|
|400BR||1340 x 400||20 x 20 µm||back-illuminated, deep-depletion|
|1024B||1024 x 1024||13 x 13 µm||back-illuminated|
|1024BR||1024 x 1024||13 x 13 µm||back-illuminated, deep-depletion|
|1300B||1340 x 1300||20 x 20 µm||back-illuminated|
|2KB||2048 x 512||13.5 x 13.5 µm||back-illuminated|
|2048B||2048 x 2048||13.5 x 13.5 µm||back-illuminated|
Quantum Efficiency of PIXIS-XO direct detection cameras*
*Please refer to datasheets for available CCD types in each model.
X-Ray Plasma Diagnostics
Hot and dense plasmas are of enormous interest in basic physics research because of the multitude of interesting phenomena that arise from them.
Soft X-Ray Microscopy
Soft X-ray Microscopy is used for imaging and researching the elemental composition and structure of biological samples and more.
EUV lithography is gaining popularity because it retains the look and feel of the traditional optical lithography process (i.e., utilizes the 13.5 nm wavelength) and uses the same basic design tools.
X-ray absorption spectroscopy is an element-specific probe of the local structure of elements in a material.
High-Harmonic Generation (HHG) and High-Sensitivity, High-Speed Scientific Cameras for Applications in the Soft X-ray Energy Regime
X-ray experimental setups for individual labs continue to evolve and gain popularity...selecting the right application-appropriate camera will be imperative to capitalize fully on the benefits of these new setups
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.
Articles Published Using PI Equipment
Table-top Soft X-ray Microscopy with a Laser-induced Plasma Source Based on a Pulsed Gas-jet
A table-top soft x-ray microscope based on a long-term stable and nearly debris-free laser plasma from a pulsed nitrogen gas jet target is presented. The microscope operates in the “water window” region at 2.88 nm wavelength. The emitted soft x-ray radiation is focused by an ellipsoidal condenser mirror into the object plane and a sample is imaged using a Fresnel zone plate onto a CCD camera. The spatial resolution of the microscope is about 50 nm demonstrated for a Siemens star test pattern.
X-Ray Camera Brochure
Comprehensive information on direct and indirect X-ray detection technologies from Princeton Instruments. Includes related application and technical notes.
Download operation manuals for Princeton Instruments cameras, spectrometers, and accessories from our ftp site.
New QE Response Curves for Soft X-ray to VUV Energy Range
A Quantitative Comparison of Different Scientific CCD Types
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Direct detection x-ray cameras with integrated Be window for 3keV to 20keV detection range.
PI's smallest, in-vacuum cameras for direct detection of soft X-rays in the energy range from <30 eV to ~20 KeV
Compact liquid circulator for deep-cooled cameras for efficient cooling.
Extends distance between USB2.0 cameras and the host PC, by up to 500 meters