Direct Imaging X-Ray Detectors
EUV, soft, tender & hard detectors & sensors
Sydor Technologies provides direct imaging x-ray detectors and sensors spanning the EUV, soft, tender, and hard x-ray regimes that optimize the capabilities of the newest and brightest light sources. For existing light sources, adding new detector capabilities can be the engine that drives new life into beamline discovery.
Sydor detector solutions deliver high dynamic range, low noise performances, ultra-fast acquisition speeds, unique pixel sizes and sensor geometries. Each is paired with high capacity readout electronics for elite performance in applications such as dynamic compression, plasma, one-time irreversible events, x-ray diffraction, x-ray scattering, x-ray spectroscopy and more.
To optimize your beamline or detector performance, Sydor Diamond Beam Position Monitors (DBPM) solve beam, mirror or sample alignment and feedback control.
Uncover Opportunities in the Next Generation of X-ray Detectors
Hard X-Ray Solutions
Experiments that use hard x-ray photons to probe samples require high-performance detectors to measure the emitted signals. For the best conversion efficiencies, direct detection bump bonded imaging detectors are often the tool of choice. However, some applications are still restricted by the dynamic range of the detectors available; while other time-resolved investigations constantly strive for higher frame rates where in some cases there is desire to capture images synchronized to individual pulses or x-ray bunches.
Across the complete hard x-ray energy spectrum, experimental discovery is limited by current detector capabilities. Now, commercial offerings are available from Sydor to span the hard x-ray spectrum for both time-resolved and/or extreme dynamic range requirements.
Sydor’s Si or CdTe hard x-ray detectors include:
- Acquisition rates up to 9.1MHz with the Sydor Keck-Pixel Array Detector (Keck-PAD)
- An ultra-wide dynamic range of 10e8 8KeV Photons/pix with the Sydor Mixed-Mode Pixel Array Detector (MM-PAD).
These detectors offer a powerful suite beneficial for time-resolved applications such as:
- Materials in Extreme Conditions,
- High Energy Density Physics
- Shock Physics
- Wide Angle X-Ray Scattering
- Small Angle X-Ray Scattering
Hard X-Ray Products
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Keck-PAD (Pixel Array Detector)
Direct Detection of Hard X-Rays at MHz Rates The Sydor Keck-PAD acquires 8 independent images at rates of up to 6.6 MHz in the tender and hard X-ray domains. Beamlines…
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Sydor MM-PAD (Pixel Array Detector)
Mixed Mode – Pixel Array Detector The Sydor Mixed Mode-PAD (MM-PAD) provides ultra-wide dynamic range of 10e8 (@8 KeV photons) by utilizing a huge full well capacity whilst maintaining noise…
Soft X-Ray Solutions
To overcome the difficulties of detecting soft x-rays with fully-depleted CCDs and simultaneously achieving market-leading QE, our teams have implemented an ultra-thin (10 nm) depletion contact on the sensor. Full depletion of the CCD ensures that all charge is swept efficiently through the active region of the detector; reducing noise and ensuring that the minimum Point Spread Functions (PSF) can be achieved.
In conjunction with low-noise readout electronics, the Sydor Fast CCD and Sydor Spectro CCD family of detectors offer the ultimate Signal to Noise detection, while also offering market-leading performance in frame rates and pixel resolutions. This sensor capability enables researchers to explore and experiment with greater resolution and/or speed.
After years of development and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding, these detectors are now commercially supplied by Sydor.
Since 2004 Sydor has developed a strong x-ray and synchrotron business and now supports scientists, production and service teams dedicated to this market.
Soft X-Ray Products
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Sydor Wraith sCMOS Camera
High Frame Rate, Low Noise, Direct Detection Imaging of EUV and Soft X-Rays The Sydor Wraith X-Ray Detector is a scientific sCMOS based camera sensitive to wavelengths from EUV to…
Sydor Fast CCD Datasheet
Sydor Keck PAD Datasheet
Sydor Mixed Mode PAD Datasheet
Sydor Wraith Brochure