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Single photon detection camera from Scitech

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The Andor iXonEM+ 897 now available from Scitech is a dedicated, compact, truly high-end camera, designed specifically to get the absolute best from Electron Multiplying CCD (EMCCD) technology and capable of single photon detection. EMCCD technology is an innovative approach for amplifying very low light signals above the read noise floor of the CCD, which would otherwise set the detection limit of the system, whilst harnessing the full Quantum Efficiency (QE) of the silicon sensors.

Applications of the phonton detection camera include:

  • Single Molecule Microscopy
  • Live Cell Microscopy (including Confocal)
  • Calcium Signalling,
  • Transport/Motile Imaging,Intracellular Bioluminescence,
  • Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Photon Countiny
  • Lucky Astronomy
  • Adoptive Optics
  • Bose Einstein Condensation/Ion Trapping
  • Single Molecule Detection/Nanotechnology
  • Neutron Tomography,
  • X-Ray/Gamma Tomography,
  • Plasma Diagnostics,
  • Raman Detection
Features of the phonton detection camera include the following:
  • The phonton detection camera features TE cooling down to -100˚C (-85˚C fan-cooled): critical for elimination of darkcurrent detection limit
  • Even single photon signals on the phonton camera are amplified above the noise floor.  The full QE of the CCD chip is harnessed (no intensifier)
  • Lowest Clock Induced Charge (spurious noise): essential for true photon counting capability
  • EMCALTM: innovative self-recalibration of EM gain, based on Andor’s unique RealGainTM implementation
  • RealGainTM: absolute EMCCD gain is selectable directly from a linear and quantitative scale
  • Fastest vertical shift speeds: fastest frame rates available.  Minimal smear with short exposures
  • The phonton camera is anti-ageing: internally configured to significantly inhibit saturation-induced decay of EMCCD gain
  • Up to greater than 90% QE: maximum possible photon collection efficiency
  • UltraVacTM: proprietary and proven vacuum process, critical for sustained vacuum integrity and unequalled cooling, year after year.
  • The phonton camera features reduced noise: enables higher dynamic range
  • Variable readout rates up to 35MHz: quantitative accuracy at all speeds: 35 full frames/sec possible.  Slower readout rate for enhanced 16-bit dynamic range

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