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 with tender to hard x-ray energies can deploy a Si-based sensor, and harder X-ray beamlines can choose CdTe as their sensor material of choice.
The on-chip capacitors store the data and readout during acquisition, thereby allowing the Sydor Keck-PAD to maintain low noise and high dynamic range of 10e3 at a 6.6 MHz acquisition rate. Each of the 8 frames can be triggered independently allowing ultimate flexibility to extend the measurement duration by varying the frame spacing and exposures. At the end each sequence of 8 frames the data is read out, and the sequence can be repeated continually at rates of 100 Hz. This makes this detector specifically suited for irreversible experiments like Materials in Extreme Conditions (MEC), shock physics, and Equations of State (EOS).
The Sydor Keck-PAD was designed with a modular and tileable design. The standard units are 256 x 128 and 512 x512 arrays of 150 μm pixels, with customizable n×n configurations available to match your experimental requirements.