Amptek Super SDD detector with 125 ev FWHM resolution

Amptek Super SDD detector with 125 ev FWHM resolution

AMPTEK is the world leader in supplying low-cost, easy-to-use, thermoelectrically cooled X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Detectors and Electronics.

The Super SDD, Si-PIN, and CdTe detectors, with their Preamplifiers and Digital Pulse Processors (DPP), are ideal for OEMs developing table-top or hand-held XRF analyzers and for laboratory and field use. The XR-100SDD detector system and X-123SDD complete handheld spectrometer have 125eV resolution @ 5.9 keV, 11.2 µs Peaking Time, 82000 P/B, and 100,000 CPS.

OEMs have made Amptek their #1 choice.

Development of the award-winning, breakthrough XRF technology

OEMs have made Amptek their #1 choice.

Amptek developed the XR-100 X-ray detector for commercial use, which won the coveted R&D 100 award in 1994. This simple to use, thermoelectrically cooled X-Ray detector has been the technological breakthrough responsible for replacing cumbersome liquid nitrogen cooled detectors in many applications. Although developed for commercial use, the XR-100 was selected for the Pathfinder Mission to Mars where it successfully analyzed rocks and soil using X-Ray Fluorescence techniques (XRF). This successful instrument is the detector of choice in numerous Original Equipment Manufacturers' (OEM) applications using the XRF method. When Amptek began development of the thermoelectrically cooled detector there was virtually no hand-held or portable XRF market. No cost-effective technology existed with good enough performance in a small enough package that could be incorporated into a portable XRF analyzer. As the detector resolution improved, more applications emerged and the XR100 series became the standard of the industry. The thermoelectrically cooled detector has lowered the cost of XRF analysis, therefore providing access to the technique to markets and users never before thought possible by the analytical industry. With a low cost, high performance solution, XRF will expand and find new markets and applications as technological challenges demand innovative and reliable solutions.

Amptek Experimenter’s Kit - XRF made easy

Amptek Experimenter’s Kit - XRF made easy

Application Notes & Tutorials

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X-ray Fluorescence Tutorials

  • X-Ray Fluorescence – A Description
  • X-Ray Emission Line Chart
  • Understanding Characteristic X-Rays
  • XRF Example – Brass
  • Benefits of Improved Resolution in XRF – Paper
  • EDXRF for RoHS WEEE Compliance Testing of Plastics
  • EDXRF of Light Elements in Water
  • EDXRF of Used Automotive Catalytic Converters

General Tutorials

  • How to Change the Energy Range and Calibration
  • Detector Efficiency FAQ
  • Glossary

SI-PIN and SDD X-Ray Detectors

  • Application Note AN-SDD-001: Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) at High Count Rates
  • Application Note ANN-AMP-003: Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) and Si-PIN Low Energy Performance
  • Application Note AN-SDD-003: Amptek Silicon Drift Detectors
  • Application Note AN-AMP-005: Comparison of Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) and Si-PIN Detector
  • Efficiency Package: Coefficients etc.
  • Design and performance of the X-123 compact X-ray and gamma-ray spectroscopoy system – Presentation

CdTe X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detectors

  • XR-1--T-CdTe Efficiency Application Note (AN-CdTe-001)
  • XR-100T-CdTe Charge Transport Application Note (ANCZT-2 Rev. 2)
  • CdTe Measurement of X-Ray Tube Spectra: Escape Events (ANCDTE-1 Rev. A1)
  • The Use of CdTe-Diode vs. CZT
  • Efficiency Package: Coefficients etc.
  • CdTe Detectors for Quantitative X-Ray Fluorescence – Presentation
  • Characterization of CdTe Detectors for Quantitative X-Ray Spectroscopy – Paper

Gamma-Rad Scintillation Detector

  • Gamma-Rad5 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • Application Note AN-GRD-001: How Sensitive is the Gamma-Rad?
  • VeriTainer Radiation Detector for Intermodal Shipping Containers - Presentation
  • VeriTainer Radiation Detector for Intermodal Shipping Containers - Paper

Digital Pulse Processors

  • Digital Pulse Processor FAQ
  • PX4 FAQ
  • Dead Time in Amptek's Digital Pulse Processors
  • Application Note AN-DPP-001: Digital Pulse Processors Theory of Operation
  • Troubleshooting Suggestions for Detectors and Digital Processors
  • Application Note AN-DPP-002: Operating the DP5 at High Count Rates
  • Application Note AN-DPP-003: Using the DP5 with Germanium (HPGe) Detectors

Charge Sensitive Preamplifiers & Front-End Electronics (Hybrids)

  • Screening Options for Hybrids
  • A250 Application Note (AN250-2 Rev. 3)
  • A250 Application Note (AN250-2 Rev. 3)

X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Software

  • Quantitative XRF Analysis using FP
  • XRF Spectra and Analysis Software
  • Advice for Quantitative Analysis
  • XRF FP Thin Film Analysis – Lead Paint Example