Product News: Andor has launched a new ultrafast and high sensitivity camera for direct soft X-ray and EUV imaging

26 Nov 2020


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

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