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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: Cornelia B. Wunderer (DESY, Hamburg, Germany.) , A. Marras (DESY, Hamburg, Germany.) , M. Bayer (DESY, Hamburg, Germany.) , J. Correa (DESY, Hamburg, Germany.) , S. Lange (DESY, Hamburg, Germany.) , I. Shevyakov (DESY, Hamburg, Germany.) , S. Smoljanin (DESY, Hamburg, Germany.) , M. Viti (DESY, Hamburg, Germany.) , Q. Xia (DESY, Hamburg, Germany.) , M. Zimmer (DESY, Hamburg, Germany.) , G. Cautero (Elettra Sinctrotrone Trieste, Trieste, Italy.) , A. Gianoncelli (Elettra Sinctrotrone Trieste, Trieste, Italy.) , D. Giuressi (Elettra Sinctrotrone Trieste, Trieste, Italy.) , R. H. Menk (Elettra Sinctrotrone Trieste, Trieste, Italy) , L. Stebel (Elettra Sinctrotrone Trieste, Trieste, Italy.) , H. Yousef (Elettra Sinctrotrone Trieste, Trieste, Italy.) , N. Tartoni (Diamond Light Source) , J. Marchal (Diamond Light Source) , N. Rees (Diamond Light Source) , J. Thompson (Diamond Light Source)
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

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