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Sydor Technologies Receives $1.15M through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the US Department of Energy (DOE)

ROCHESTER, N.Y., [June 4, 2020] ‒ Sydor Technologies, a global provider of advanced x-ray detectors and diagnostic instrumentation for the energy, research, and defense industries, announced today that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract worth $1.15M by the US Department of Energy (DOE). This Phase IIB award will advance the capability of Sydor’s Mixed Mode – Pixel Array Detector (MM-PAD) technology to a full megapixel array. This unique detector design was originally developed by Dr. Sol Gruner’s team in the Department of Physics at Cornell University and is now being commercialized by Sydor Technologies.

Synchrotron light sources and x-ray free electron lasers (XFELs) are generating shorter pulses with more intense x-ray light that ever before possible. While current detectors are limiting the science performed, the largest Sydor MM-PAD will accommodate x-ray scattering experiments that demand its ultra-wide dynamic range (greater than 108 photons per second per pixel) and its incredibly low read noise (0.16 photons). The new megapixel detector will enable wide-angle experiments not previously accessible to scientists leading to new, higher resolution and sharper contrast diffraction patterns along with the corresponding insights into the target materials.

According to Dr. Ben Martin, Technology Development Manager, “The proven performance capabilities of our existing detectors scaled to this size enables an exciting new class of x-ray scattering experiments and allows scientists to harness the power of these upgraded light sources.”

About Sydor Technologies

Sydor Technologies is a global leader providing complex measurement solutions that generate critical results for the world’s most advanced applications in the defense, energy, ballistics, security, space, and research industries. Established in 2004, Sydor Technologies is headquartered in Rochester, NY and now supplies systems and support in over 33 countries. For additional information, please visit

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Dale McIntyre,