Newton SO

Andor’s Newton SO series features high-QE sensors for direct detection of soft X-Ray, EUV or VUV photons. A convenient 16-point, knife-edge sealed 6” rotatable CF152 flange provides a robust and highly-effective seal to any compatible vacuum chamber interface.

  • Open front end
  • Multi-Megahertz readout
  • TE cooling to -100°C
  • Down to 13.5 x 13.5 μm pixel size
  • Crop mode operation

High Resolution, High Sensitivity and High Dynamic Range ‘Direct’ Detection

Andor’s Newton series offers outstanding sensitivity performance through a combination of > 95% QE back-illuminated sensors, low noise readout electronics and industry-leading, maintenance-free deep TE-cooling down to -100°C. It features a 1024 x 255 (26 µm pixel) and a 2048 x 512 (13.5 µm pixel) matrix options optimised for high dynamic range & high speed and high spatial resolution Spectroscopy in the VUV and soft x-ray range.

A convenient 16-point, knife-edge sealed 6” rotatable CF-152 flange provides a robust and highly-effective seal to any compatible vacuum chamber interface. The Newton SO platform also offers a USB2 interface and Labview or EPICS compatibility for seamless integration into complex setups.

Key Specifications
Model Number DO920P DO920P BR-DD DO940P
Active pixels 1024 x 255 1024 x 256 2048 x 512
Pixel size 26 x 26 μm 26 x 26 μm 13.5 x 13.5 µm
Image area 26.7 x 6.7 mm with 100% fill factor 26.7 x 6.7 mm with 100% fill factor 27.6 x 6.9 mm with 100% fill factor
Max spectra per second 273 (full vertical bin)
1,612 (Crop Mode - 20 rows)
272 (full vertical bin)
1,587 (Crop Mode - 20 rows)
122 (full vertical bin)
943 (Crop Mode - 20 rows)
Minimum temperatures
Air cooled
Coolant recirculator
Coolant chiller, coolant @ 10ºC, 0.75 l/min
Features Benefits
Open front end DN100CF / 6” CF / CF-152 flange and knife-edge sealing provided as standard for direct interfacing to vacuum chambers.
1024 x 255 and 2048 x 512 sensor options Choice of high acquisition speed and dynamic range or high resolution.
26 x 26 and 13.5 x 13.5 µm pixel size options Ideal balance of dynamic range and resolution.
Peak QE up to 95% High photon collection efficiency for maximising signal-to noise ratios. ‘Enhanced’ process back-illuminated sensor options for increased QE in the soft x-ray range.
Thermo-electric cooling down to -100°C Efficiently minimizes dark current noise for acquisitions requiring longer sensor exposure time, obtain better signal-to-noise ratios faster.
Low noise readout down to 2.5 e- Intelligent low-noise electronics offer the most ‘silent’ system noise.
Up to 5 MHz pixel readout speed (3 MHz for 940 model) Slow readout for low noise and best SNR performance, faster speed for studying dynamic processes.
Cropped sensor mode Specialized acquisition mode for continuous imaging with fast temporal resolution, spectral rates up to 1,600 sps.
USB 2.0 interface Built-in robust plug and play interface as standard.
Enhanced baseline clamp Slower readout for lowest noise, faster speeds for more rapid readout and focusing
Software Development Kit (SDK) Ease of control integration into complex setups: Matlab, Labview, Visual Basic, C/C++ or Linux.
Integrated in EPICS Seamless integration and operation at EPICS-based particle accelerators.
Filter and filter holders options Accommodate beryllium (or aluminium) windows with thickness down to 200 µm for removal of unwanted lower energy radiations
Open-front to standalone converter options Provides maximum flexibility – camera can attach directly to a vacuum chamber, or be used as standalone with a beryllium filter
Graphs and Drawings
QE Curve

 Dimensions - Front
Connector Panels

 Dimensions - Side
 Dimensions - Mounting Hole Locations

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