Compact Large Field of View Particle Tracker

3D was designed with special emphasis to particle tracking which is often required in a scientific experimental work. Four versatile WidePIX 3D modules are assembled compactly and synchronised providing 3D particle tracking capability. Very compact and tight design enables very broad field-of-view of 164° while small pixels assure precise direction determination.

3D, each layer consists of 300 µm thick silicon sensor flip chip bonded to Timepix readout chip with thickness reduced to 100 µm. The distance between two sensors in subsequent layers is 250 µm only (i.e. less than single sensor thickness).
  • Sensor Material:

  • Sensor Thickness:

    300 μm, 500 μm and 675 μm
  • Sensitive Area:

    14 mm x 14 mm
  • Number of Layers:

    up to 4 layers
  • Number of pixels in layer:

    256 x 256
  • Pixel Pitch:

    55 μm
  • Resolution:

    9 lp/mm
  • Readout Speed:

    50 frames/s
  • Photon Counting Speed:

    Up to 3 x 106 photons/s/pixel
  • Threshold Step Resolution:

    0.1 keV
  • Energy Resolution:

    0.8 keV (THL) and 2 keV (ToT)
  • Readout Chip:

  • Pixel Mode of Operation:

    Counting, Time-over-Threshold, Time-of -Arrival
  • Connectivity:

    USB 2.0
  • Dimensions:

    175 mm x 65 mm x 20 mm
  • Weight:

    350 g
  • Software:

    Pixet Pro

Customer References

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