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Andor Launches New Ultrafast and High Sensitivity Camera for Direct Soft X-ray and EUV Imaging

Andor Technology, an Oxford Instruments company and world leader in scientific imaging and spectroscopy solutions, today announced the launch of its new Marana-X platform for high energy physics.

The product integrates the latest in scientific CMOS technology (sCMOS) designed specifically for ultrafast soft X-ray/EUV tomography and High Harmonic Generation (HHG) applications. 

Marana-X represents a significant technological advancement for applications that traditionally have used slow-scan CCD cameras. It overcomes the traditional limitations of slow-scan CCDs in the soft X-ray-EUV energy range by offering simultaneously high frame rates, high sensitivity, and high dynamic range, without compromise.

It integrates the first “uncoated”, 4.2 Megapixel sCMOS sensor with >90% quantum efficiency in the 80 eV-1keV range, 74 frame/s full-frame, and superb dynamic range. This unique combination allows users to better sample dynamic phenomena, and to greatly increase high-quality result outputs, while minimizing experimental time, for example, large tomographic datasets.

sCMOS’ inherent shutter-less technology addresses the inconvenience associated with traditional mechanical shutters lifetime and limited repetition rates. Moreover, the Marana-X features a convenient USB3 plug and play interface and a robust CoaXPress interface more suited to challenging high energy physics environments. 

Thomas Woodward, Andor’s High Energy Detection Product Specialist, said:

“Marana-X is a natural addition to Andor’s portfolio of innovative and high-performance sCMOS platforms. With a drive to upgrade high energy physics sources worldwide, to higher fluxes and repetition rates, scientists need suitable detector technology to help make the most of these advances. Marana-X, with its high sensitivity, high frame rate, and superb dynamic range, is an ideal response to these experimental challenges.”

For more information, please visit https://andor.oxinst.com/products/cameras-for-x-ray-electron-and-neutron-detection.
 

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