Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

Scintillator and Visible Light Detectors

Scintillator and Visible Light Detectors
Scintillator Microscope Andor Neo CMOS Prosilica CCD
Mitutoyo Optics Zeiss Optics X-Ray Eye
Xradia Resolution Pattern Scintillators CoolSNAP CCD

Most of these detector are supported by EPICS areaDetector software.

Scintillator Microscope
The Scintillator Microscope is a complete integrated x-ray imaging system. The system uses an Andor New sCMOS camera with commerical-of-the-shelf optics. The system uses a thin transparent scintillator composed of either undoped YAG substrate with epitaxially grown LuAG:Eu (10 microns) or bulk LuAG:Ce (Crytur). The Detector Pool database model name is: "Andor_Scintillator_Microscope".
Scintillator Microscope User Guide

Return to Top

 

Andor Neo CMOS camera
Andor Neo The Andor Neo is front illuminated scientific CMOS camera. Pixels are 6.5 microns and the chip 2560x2160 pixel or 16.6 x 14.0 mm. The Detector Pool unit does not come with any optics, optics and scintillators must be reserved seperately or provided by the beamline.
Andor Neo User Guide
EPICS areaDetector driver

Return to Top

 

CoolSNAP HQ CCD
The CoolSNAP HQ is cooled CCD (Sony ICX285; progressive-scan) with an imaging area of 1392 x 1040 with6.45 μm pixels. It is a 12-bit camera with 6-8 electrons of readnoise and 10 Hz frame rate.
CoolSNAP HQ CCD User Guide
CoolSNAP Datasheet
CCD Chip-Sony ICX285AL
EPICS areaDetector driver

Return to Top

 

Prosilica CCD
Prosilica GC1380 The Prosilica GC-Series cameras are compact cameras with Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. The GC1380H is a Sony ICX 285 CCD 1.4 megapixel (1360x1024, 6.45 μm pixels, 8.8 mm x 6.6 mm) running at 30 Hz. The GC2450 is a 5 Megapixels (2448x2050, 3.45 μm pixels, 8.4 x 7.0 mm^2) running at 15 Hz.
DP Prosilica CCD User Guide
Prosilica GC1380H Datasheet
Prosilica GC1380H User Manual
Prosilica GC2450 Datasheet
Prosilica GC2450 User Manual
EPICS areaDetector driver

Return to Top

 

Zeiss Optics
The Zeiss optics set is designed to be used with a CoolSNAP camera. The system includes a number of objectives ranging from 2x to 10x and a custom tube lens. The system is inline, meaning that the scintillator, optics and camera are all in a line. This system generally exposes the camera and optics to direct x-ray beam. This exposure can cause the optics transmission to be reduced and high doses of x-rays to cameras can damage the chip.
Each objective has a scintillators mount attached to it and the distance from the objective can be manually adjusted.
The Detector Pool has two sets of Zeiss Optics available for loan.
 

Return to Top

 

Mitutoyo Optics
The Mitutoyo optics set is a collection of three long working length objectives (2x, 5x & 10x) and a tube lens and connecting hardware for a c-mount camera. The system does not come with any scintillators. It is recommended that the system be used with a fold mirror, if it is being used with a scintillator.
 

Return to Top

 

Xradia Resolution Pattern
The Detector Pool has one Xradia Resolution Pattern (X500-200-16) available for loan. The pattern has features from 0.5-8.0 microns.
 

Return to Top

 

X-ray Eye
The X-ray Eye is designed to be a simple beam imaging device. The system is made of off the shelf components and includes scintillator and 2x microscope. The Detector Pool has one X-ray Eye available for loan.
 

Return to Top

 

Scintillators
The Detector Pool has limited selection of scintillators, in case of an emergency need at a beamline.
 

Return to Top