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Percival: an international collaboration to develop a MAPS-based soft X-ray imager

DOI: 10.1080/08940886.2014.930808 DOI Help

Authors: C. B. Wunderer (DESY) , A. Marras (DESY) , M. Bayer (DESY) , J. Correa (DESY) , S. Lange (DESY) , I. Shevyakov (DESY) , S. Smoljanin (DESY) , M. Viti (DESY) , Q. Xia (DESY) , M. Zimmer (DESY) , G. Cautero (Elettra Sinctrotrone Trieste) , A. Gianoncelli (Elettra Sinctrotrone Trieste) , D. Giuressi (Elettra Sinctrotrone Trieste) , R. H. Menk (Elettra Sinctrotrone Trieste) , L. Stebel (Elettra Sinctrotrone Trieste) , H. Yousef (Elettra Sinctrotrone Trieste) , N. Tartoni (Diamond Light Source) , J. Marchal (Diamond Light Source) , N. Rees (Diamond Light Source) , J. Thompson (Diamond Light Source) , R. Turchetta (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory/STFC) , I. Sedgwick (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory/STFC) , D. Das (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory/STF) , B. Marsh (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory/STFC) , H. Graafsma (DESY)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Synchrotron Radiation News , VOL 27 , PAGES 30 - 34

State: Published (Approved)
Published: July 2014

Abstract: Over the last decade, synchrotron radiation sources have seen a significant increase in brilliance, and the advent of free electron lasers has made entire new research fields accessible to investigations with X-rays. These advances in light source capabilities have resulted not only in a host of scientific advances and discoveries, but also in a need for a new generation of X-ray imaging detectors that can match the sources' capabilities in terms of frame rate and image dynamic range while recording image information with fine granularity over a large – preferably uninterrupted – (multi)megapixel area with single-photon sensitivity. Developing such next-generation imagers is both costly and time-consuming, and the requirements at many photon science facilities are similar enough to invite a collaborative effort. The Percival (“Pixellated Energy Resolving CMOS Imager, Versatile And Large”) imager is being developed by a collaboration of DESY, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), Elettra, and Diamond Light Source (DLS) to answer this need for the soft X-ray regime.

Subject Areas: Technique Development, Engineering

Technical Areas: Detectors

Added On: 23/08/2014 13:45

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