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10-MHz photon counting detector system for time-resolved x-ray diffraction
Author(s): Robert A. Lewis; Christopher J. Hall; William I. Helsby; A. Jones; B. T. Parker; J. Sheldon
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Paper Abstract

We present the first results from two highly parallel detector systems designed for fast time resolved x-ray diffraction experiments. The readout systems have been designed to give throughputs well in excess of 107 events per second. The detector systems have been designed to allow high flux diffraction patterns to be collected with very much reduced rate effects when compared with previous designs. This has been achieved using wire microgap proportional counters coupled to multi-channel data acquisition systems. The efficiency and low noise of the detector coupled to the speed of the readout has produced a detector system capable of more fully exploiting the time resolved diffraction stations on the UK Synchrotron Radiation Source at the Daresbury Laboratory. Modifications to the design will be presented which will allow the system to cope with even higher count rates in the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2521, Time-Resolved Electron and X-Ray Diffraction, (1 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218362
Show Author Affiliations
Robert A. Lewis, Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)
Christopher J. Hall, Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)
William I. Helsby, Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)
A. Jones, Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)
B. T. Parker, Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)
J. Sheldon, Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2521:
Time-Resolved Electron and X-Ray Diffraction
Peter M. Rentzepis, Editor(s)

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