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RIXSCam™ Mini Launched at Taiwan Synchrotron Radiation Instrument Conference (SRI 2018)
The single-detector RIXSCamTM Mini system developed by XCAM has been launched at the 13th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI 2018) in Taiwan. The system uses the same EMCCD detector as the successful, multi-detector RIXSCamTM system with modifications to provide a more cost-effective solution for RIXS beamline scientists who do not have the same high-throughput requirements intended for the original triple or double-detector RIXSCam™ system. Furthermore, the system has been designed to enable the detector to be replaced if it becomes damaged in-use, providing a long-term, economical solution for RIXS experiments.
A poster presentation was given at the conference to announce the launch of the single-detector system and to present some intial results from the first ever RIXSCamTM triple-detector system, designed by XCAM in conjunction with scientists at the ADRESS synchrotron beamline at the Paul-Schrerrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland. Initial results from the RIXSCamTM at PSI show a 30% increase in energy resolution due to the system’s innovative use of a centroiding algorithm, which also takes into account pixel edge effects, providing sub-pixel resolution which has allowed previously unresolved magnon excitations to be resolved.