X-Ray (Photon Counting)

The low noise of CCDs (4-10 electrons rms), and high stopping power over the 0.3-10 keV range, makes the CCD the ideal photon counting detector for X-ray spectroscopy applications, such as EDX and XRF.

Key features of the CCD X-ray spectrometer are:

  • Cryogen-free operation using a thermoelectric cooler
  • Typical Operating Temperature of -35°C, depending on requirement
  • Resolution of 140 eV at Mn-K (5898 eV)
  • Active area of 1-6 cm2 (ideal for low flux applications)
  • Count rate 20000/s
  • High detection efficiency over 0.5-10 keV band
  • Full software control of your system including, readout parameters, binning and windowing modes

An example spectrum obtained from this spectroscopy system is shown below: