Silicon Drift Detectors
Apr 2011EDAX Inc., Materials Analysis Div.Request Info
Edax Inc. has released the Apollo silicon drift detector series
for transmission electron microscopes. The line includes the Apollo XLT, with a
window that is super-ultrathin, and the Apollo XLTW, a windowless version. Data
acquisition and signal processing electronics are fully integrated into the detector.
For signal processors, the XLT eliminates the need for a separate electronics enclosure.
The integrated design improves performance, facilitates installation and offers
easy remote access via Ethernet from virtually any computer. With a 30 mm2 sensor,
the series offers good collection efficiency. The windowless version further maximizes
the collection efficiency and, for low-energy x-rays, increases sensitivity up to
500%. As a result, mapping speed and light detection are greatly enhanced at low