Large format, fully in-vacuum CCD cameras, offering flexible detector orientation and proximity to sample through sensor and camera design. With back-illumination technology, the PI-MTE3 delivers >95% peak quantum efficiency over the ~10 eV to 30 keV energy range. Efficient liquid cooling offers low dark current, facilitating long exposure times, with the four-port readout architecture offering 7-10x higher frame rates than previous generation two-port cameras.
- Fully in-vacuum CCD camera with scattering angle flexibility
- ~10 eV to 30 keV x-ray energy sensitivity
- Large sensor formats: 2k and 4k
Fully In-Vacuum for Ultimate Flexibility
Every PI-MTE3 is tested and 100% usable in-vacuum, even including the cooling and electrical cables, giving exceptional reliability for flexible camera placement within the vacuum chamber – ideal for experiments with different scattering angles.
Optimized Sensor Position
The sensor within the PI-MTE3 is positioned at the base of the camera, allowing for direct detection of ultra-low incident angles, optimal for x-ray diffraction.
The PI-MTE3 is also buttable, offering the advantage of a large sensor area while providing space for the removal of any primary beam.
Soft X-Ray Energy Sensitivity
With sensitivity in the X-ray energy range from 10 eV to 30 keV, the PI-MTE3 is well suited for a wide variety of soft x-ray spectroscopy and imaging applications, such as X-ray microscopy, X-ray plasma diagnostics and EUV lithography.
Large Format Sensors
The PI-MTE3 is equipped with large-format, back-illuminated sensors with a 2048 x 2048 or 4096 x 4096 resolution CCD sensor options. Both sensors cover the 10 eV to 30 keV range, with a peak quantum efficiency of >95%, owing to the high sensitivity of the PI-MTE3.
Highest Frame Rates
With approximately 3 full fps at 2k x 2k resolution, the PI-MTE3 offers up to 7 – 10x higher resolution than previous generations. Through efficient dissipation of heat from the electronics, due to valuable thermal design, continuous operation of the PI-MTE3 can be achieved without the need to shut down the camera periodically.
Flexible multiple-readout-port design allows the PI-MTE3 to capture even ultrafast events. With 4-port, 2-port or 1-port readout options, both custom sensor readout and kinetic readout can be achieved.
The PI-MTE3 delivers 3.2 fps at 16 MHz, with complete triggering support and independent optimization clocking for each port combination.
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Powerful and intuitive software with built-in math engine allows for the complete control of cameras and spectrographs, with real-time image analysis and spectral data.
LightField software provides seamless integration of hardware controls and direct data acquisition into programmes such as National Instruments’ LabVIEW® and MathWorks’ MATLAB®. This software also fully supports IntelliCal automated wavelength and intensity calibration.
|Peak Absorption Efficiency
|< 4k x 4k
|10 eV to 30 keV
2048 x 2048
15 x 15 μm
10 eV to 30 keV
4096 x 4096
15 x 15 μm
10 eV to 30 keV