Direct Imaging X-Ray Detectors

EUV, soft, tender & hard detectors & sensors

Direct X-ray Detectors

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-based Beam Monitors provide in-situ measurements of the beam’s flux, timing data, position, and image the beam’s profile in real time. This also provides beam, mirror or sample alignment and feedback control.

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Hard X-Ray Detector 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
  • Diffraction

Hard X-Ray Products

Soft X-Ray Detector 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

  • Sydor Wraith sCMOS Camera

    Sydor Wraith

    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…

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