Advanced Performance Detectors

Advanced Performance Detectors
Advanced Performance Detectors
Advanced Performance Detectors

PHOTONIS’ Advanced Performance Detectors (APDs) are plug-and-play electo-optic assemblies which provide a complete housing, facilitating manufacturing assembly, repair or replacement to mass spectrometers and other machines. Available for new machines or as replacement cartridges for existing models, over 200 types, with cartridge-mounted MCP, further simplifying additional repairs.


PHOTONIS Advanced Performance Detectors (APDs) satisfy applications ranging from mass spectrometry to UV and X-ray astronomy. Most of these detector assemblies are designed for use in ultra-high vacuum systems and the 300°C temperatures reached during chamber cleaning, therefore saving time that would otherwise be required to remove the detector. Readout schemes - including photodiode array, phosphor screen, CCD camera, or direct electrical signal - are available.



Advanced Performance Detectors
Advanced Performance Detectors

PHOTONIS offers over 200 types of standard and custom Advanced Performance Detectors. PHOTONIS APDs to provide significant increases in performance over alternative detectors – among them are greater sensitivity, higher gain, and longer life.

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Miniature APDs
Miniature APDs

PHOTONIS manufactures a number of miniature Advanced Performance MCP Detector (APD) assemblies which are designed to be plug-and-play replacements for hand-held analytical instruments, such as portable mass spectrometers, Residual Gas Analyzers, VUV Spectrometers and leak detectors. Miniature APDs are available for new machines or can function as replacement assemblies for existing machines.

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TruFlite™ Microchannel Plates
MICROTRON™ Miniature APDs

The PHOTONIS MICROTRON™ Miniature Advanced Performance Detector allows operation up to 100°C and non-operational vacuum baking to 300°C. This high temperature capability can result in shorter chamber degassing cycles and ultra-quiet instrument operation.

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QUANTUM™ Sub-Miniature APDs
QUANTUM™ Sub-Miniature APDs

The QUANTUM™ sub-miniature detector provides extended sensitivity in the smallest package available. This compact assembly provides for easy installation. The flat input surface provides uniform ion conversion and the higher aspect ratio of the MCPs provides gains in excess of 10,000.

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