MerlinEM

Direct detection with rapid readout, exceptional dynamic range and noise free data collection make this a popular choice for 4D STEM, PED and DTEM. Suitable for most TEM microscopes.

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MerlinX

Our popular X-ray version of the Medipix3 chip with over 20 installations globally. Noise free direct detection and rapid readout makes this a great detector for Ptychography, SAXS and beamline positioning.

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Hexitec

A unique spectroscopic area detector for hyperspectral imaging, capable of detection up to 200 keV.

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Xspress 3X/M

With count rates measured at 3.9 Mcps, this detector is easily 10X faster than the systems many users have on their beamlines.

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V2F100 Voltage to Frequency Converter

V2F100

V2F100 is a two channel voltage to frequency converter, which converts the input voltage to TTL counts in a proportional manner.

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V2F100 Voltage to Frequency Converter

PandA Box

PandABox is a fully integrated position, acquisition and control system, equipped to process absolute encoder inputs. Designed to meet the requirements of many modern experiments.

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Medipix3 hybrid pixel detector technology

Medipix is a family of read-out chips for particle imaging and detection developed by the Medipix Collaborations to address the needs of particle tracking at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The Medipix1 chip, which uses identical front-end circuitry to the Omega3 particle tracking chip, demonstrated the great potential for the technology outside of high-energy physics. To further develop this novel technology and take it into new scientific fields the Medipix2 Collaboration was started in 1999, with many institutes from throughout Europe – including the University of Glasgow, and a group in the USA giving input.

 

The Merlin detector series utilises technology developed by the Medipix3 collaboration headed by the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Medipix3 is a CMOS pixel detector readout chip designed to be connected to a segmented semiconductor sensor. Like its predecessor, it acts as a camera taking images based on the number of particles which hit the pixels when the electronic shutter is open. However, Medipix3 goes much further than Medipix2 permitting colour imaging and dead time free operation. A novel charge summing and allocation scheme is implemented at the pixel level permitting proper binning of the energy of incoming photons overcoming the effects of fluorescence and charge diffusion. As there are 2 counters in each 55μm pixel the chip can be programmed such that one counter is being read out while the other is counting.

The Merlin direct detector system is our interpretation of the Medipix3 chip with a highly evolved readout system developed by the detector group at Diamond Light Source and commercialised by Quantum Detectors. Merlin makes full use of the Medipix3 features and has a powerful computing system to handle to large amounts of data generated. Combined with a user friendly GUI and the flexibility of command line control and plugins for various other software packages, it’s a versatile and powerful detector.

Xspress 3 Application Notes

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virtualSTEM Application Notes

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