LaCl Scintillation Detector Heads
FMB Oxford Scintillation Detectors come in two sizes and various configurations that are tailored to meet your individual needs, whether that is an individual detector or an array for a Multi Crystal analyser.
The Scintillation Detector is made up of 4 components; a scintillation detector head, pre-amplifier electroncs (CP), signal cable and Pulse Processing electronics (C400). The system comes with software for installation on a Windows PC and command protocols for LabView and EPICS database and GUIs.
Scintillation Detector System
In the detector head is a scintillation crystal, which absorbs X-rays and produces visible photons. The crystal is optically coupled to a photomultiplier tube which converts the light into an electronic signal; the amplitude of which is dependent on the incident X-ray intensity. The signal is then pre-amplified by the CP-10A before being transferred to the C400 for pulse processing.
FMB Oxford offer a range of scintillation crystals and thicknesses. Your individual choice is a balance between count rate and energy resolution. The highest performing crystal in FMB Oxford's range is the Lanthanum Bromide with a decay time of 16 ns. It can register faster photon rates and output a greater light signal per photon than any other crystal type.