X-Ray Detection Cameras

DO934

Andor?s iKon-M X-ray CCD cameras are designed to offer high-performance solutions to your direct detection X-ray needs, and come in two variants: DO and DY. The DO variant interfaces easily with vacuum chambers, whereas the DY variant is a ?stand-alone? camera with beryllium input window. The systems offer very low read noise floor, high QE across the X-ray, XUV and EUV range, and boast negligible dark current with thermoelectric cooling to as low as -100şC. The 1024 x 1024 array with 13 ?m square pixels provides both high resolution and high dynamic range. iKon-M combines kHz readout for lowest noise floor and multi-MHz readout for faster frame rates, all through a convenient USB 2.0 interface.


Andor’s iKon-M X-ray CCD cameras are designed to offer high-performance solutions to your direct detection X-ray needs, and come in two variants: DO and DY. The DO variant interfaces easily with vacuum chambers, whereas the DY variant is a ‘stand-alone’ camera with beryllium input window. The systems offer very low read noise floor, high QE across the X-ray, XUV and EUV range, and boast negligible dark current with thermoelectric cooling to as low as -100şC. The 1024 x 1024 array with 13 μm square pixels provides both high resolution and high dynamic range. iKon-M combines kHz readout for lowest noise floor and multi-MHz readout for faster frame rates, all through a convenient USB 2.0 interface.

Technical Specifications

  • Active Pixels

    1024 x 1024

  • Pixel Size (µm)

    13 x 13

  • Image Area

    13.3mm x 13.3mm

  • Pixel Well Depth (e-, typical)

    100,000

  • Output Saturation (e-, typical)

    200,000

  • Frame Rate (fps)

    2.2

  • Read Noise (e-, typical)

    2.5 @ 50kHz or 10.3 @ 2.5MHz

Features and Benefits

  • Open Front End

    Provides a direct interface to your vacuum chamber. A range of custom interfacing flanges are available for standard vacuum connections, eg: CF, ISO and KF.

  • Ultra Low Noise Readout

    Intelligent low-noise electronics offer the most ‘silent’ system noise performance available.

  • USB 2.0 Connection

    Simple USB 2.0 connection direct from back of camera - no controller box required!

  • Multi-Megahertz Readout

    High acquisition rates achievable with low noise electronics

  • 13 x 13µm Pixel Size

    Optimal balance of dynamic range and resolution.

  • Cropped Sensor Mode

    Specialized readout mode for achieving sub-millisecond temporal resolution from EMCCD and CCD cameras. Intuitive Cropped Sensor definition for continuous rapid image or spectral acquisition.

  • Enhanced Baseline Clamp

    Essential for quantitative accuracy of dynamic measurements.

  • Andor Solis software / SDK (Linux SDK available)

    Friendly Windows user interface offers system integration, automation and advanced data manipulation facilities.

  • Application Flexibility

    Operate ‘gain off’ for conventional CCD operation under brighter conditions – apply EM gain when the photons become scarce!

  • Auto Dynamic Range

    Automatically tunes to enable maximum dynamic range.

  • Back Illuminated Sensor

    For higher quantum efficiency.

  • Deep TE Cooled

    Operating temperatures of as low as -100°C are achievable depending on the vacuum conditions. Negligible dark current at low operating temperatures, without the aggravation or safety concerns associated with LN2.

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