Advanced Photon Source

Office of Science User Facilities

Detector Pool

The Detector Pool (DP) provides many different types of x-ray detectors to beamline scientists at the Advanced Photon Source. These detectors are made available for short term loans (typically several days to a week or two, but this is flexible). The DP also coordinates loans between sectors, helps sectors repair equipment, and coordinates group purchases. Depending on budgets, we purchase new equipment, based largely on suggestions from the beamline scientists. Funding for new detectors and the Detector Pool support comes from APS operating funds.

Requests for detectors are submitted by beamline scientists at the sectors on behalf of general users. General Users are free to contact us regarding detector capabilities and other questions. The Detector Pool is staffed during normal working hours, Monday - Friday during a run. The on-call person can be paged at 2-9490 for assistance. The DP's internal wiki/FAQ page contains useful information. For general questions, APS DP staff can be contacted at:


Submit Detector Request