OEM Products

CANBERRA is the leading provider of innovative and cost-effective nuclear measurement solutions used to maintain the safety of personnel, assess the health of nuclear facilities, safeguard the public and environment and further the advances of nuclear-related research. While the company’s primary customer interface is direct to end-users, CANBERRA also offers a wide range of OEM products.

The company operates production and engineering facilities all over the world. Several of these facilities offer products that are specifically designed to be incorporated into the nuclear measurement solutions of other companies. Of particular interest in the OEM portfolio are semi-conductor detectors and digital multichannel analyzers.SDD

OEM opportunities that CANBERRA currently has to offer!

X-RAY APPLICATIONS

Ranging from Silicon-based Silicon Drifted Detectors (SDDs) and Silicon Lithium Si(Li) X-Ray Detectors up to High Purity Germanium (HPGe) Detectors, CANBERRA offers solutions for a wide array of x-ray applications.

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X-ray Application Chart

SDD

The CANBERRA SDD using the proprietary PIPS® technology is a spectroscopy sub-system sensitive to X rays and low-energy gamma rays. It comprises a hermetically sealed silicon drift detector (SDD) element with a low noise FET assembly and a Peltier cooler. This product range is targeted to be integrated in handheld and bench top XRF systems. CANBERRA develops designs, manufactures and assembles everything in house, which has made us the partner of choice for a good number of industrial partners.

 

 

X-PIPS

X-PIPsThe CANBERRA SDD using the proprietary PIPS technology is a spectroscopy sub-system sensitive to X rays and low-energy gamma rays. It comprises a hermetically sealed silicon drift detector (SDD) element with a low noise FET assembly and Peltier cooler, a reset type preamplifier, a HV bias supply, and a temperature controller. This product range is targeted to be integrated in bench top XRF systems. CANBERRA develops designs, manufactures and assembles everything in house, which has made us the partner of choice for a good number of industrial partners.

SDD Specifications (Active thickness 500 µm)
Model
(click below for more information for each)
Active area (mm²) Collimator PTB Energy resolution FWHM (eV) *
Typical Max Typical* Max*
SXD80M-160-500-TO822 80 multilayer 12000 > 10000 145 160
SXD30M-150-500-TO8 30 multilayer 15000 > 12000 135 145
SXD15M-150-500-TO8 15 multilayer 15000 > 12000 135 145
SXD15M-500-CM-PA 15 multilayer 15000 > 12000 127 132
Cooled to -35 degree C
* @ optimum shaping time

X-PIPS Specifications (Active thickness 500 µm)
Model
(click below for more information for each)
Active area (mm²) Collimator PTB Energy resolution FWHM (eV) *
Typical Max Typical* Max*
SXD80M-160-500 80 multilayer 12000 > 10000 145 160
SXD30M-150-500 30 multilayer 15000 > 12000 135 145
SXD15M-150-500 15 multilayer 15000 > 12000 135 145
Cooled to -35 degree C
* @ optimum shaping time

Ultra LEGe

The CANBERRA Ultra-Low Energy Germanium (Ultra-LEGe) detector extends the performance range of Ge detectors down to a few hundred electron volts, providing resolution and peak-to-background ratios once thought to be unattainable with semiconductor detectors. The Ultra-LEGe retains the high-energy efficiency intrinsic to germanium detectors because of the high atomic number (Z), combined with a relatively high thickness (5-10 mm), and thus covers an extremely wide range of energies. The proprietary thin window technology provides excellent peak-to-background performance and peak shape, even below 3 keV.

Ultra-LEGe detectors are equipped with a very low-noise cooled FET and integrated transistor reset type preamplifier.

Typical applications are laboratory or industrial XRF systems for minerals or medium to heavy metal analysis.

Ultra-LEGe Detector specifications
Model Active area (mm²) Thickness (mm) Be window
thickness
mm (mils)
Energy resolution FWHM (eV) * PTB
  @ 5.9 keV @ 122 keV
  Typical Guaranteed Typical  Guaranteed Typical 
GUL0035 30 5 0.025 (1) 125 140 475 550 2000:1
GUL0055 50 5 0.025 (1) 125 140 475 550 2000:1
GUL0110 100 10 0.025 (1) 130 150 500 550 2000:1
* at optimum shaping time

 

 

The Low-Energy Germanium (LEGe) detector is available with active areas from 50 mm2 to 2000 mm2and with thicknesses ranging from 5 to 20 mm. This wide range of sizes allows selection of the best detector for a given application. The smaller models are optimized for low to medium energy x-rays. These small capacitance devices have intrinsically very low noise and are equipped with a very low-noise cooled FET and integrated transistor reset type preamplifier.

The larger models are better suited for hard x-rays or low energy gamma rays as the larger active area and thickness ensure better efficiency at higher energies. The RC feedback preamplifier allows for higher total energy throughput because no time is lost due to the reset signal. Additionally, RC feedback preamplifiers do not exhibit non-active counting times caused by a reset signal, which can be important in applications like safeguards measurements.

LEGes

Ultra-LEGe Detector specifications
Model Active area (mm²) Thickness (mm) Be window
thickness
mm (mils)
Energy resolution FWHM (eV) * Std. preamp.
  @ 5.9 keV @ 122 keV
  Typical Guaranteed Typical  Guaranteed
GL0055 50 5 0.025 (1) 125 145 475 500 I-TRP
GL0110 100 10 0.025 (1) 130 160 475 500 I-TRP
GL0210 200 10 0.15 (5) 150/170 170/195 500 520 I-TRP/RC
GL0510 500 10 0.15 (5) 200 250 520 550 RC
GL0515 500 15 0.15 (5) 200 250 520 550 RC
GL1010 1000 10 0.5 (20) 250 300 550 620 RC
GL1015 1000 15 0.5 (20) 250 300 550 620 RC
GL2020 2000 20 0.5 (20) 300 400 575 680 RC
* at optimum shaping time

 

These detectors certainly have a place in the market for x-ray applications next to Silicon Drifted Detectors (SDD’s), such as our X-PIPS™, and low-energy germanium detectors (LEGe’s and Ultra-LEGe’s). Si(Li) detectors can be made with thicknesses up to 5 mm, which means they have a much higher stopping power than SDD’s (max. 500 μm) and can be used up to higher energy x-rays (see graph below). Compared to germanium, however, silicon has a lower stopping power for the same detector thickness. But the big advantage of silicon is that it has characteristic x-rays at much lower energies (around 1.7 keV) compared to germanium (10 -11 keV). Therefore the generated x-rays are less likely to escape the detector volume, which makes the escape peak less prominent. This means the ratio of the full energy peak to the escape peak is 2-3 orders of magnitude higher for a Si(Li) detector compared to a HPGe detector. Additionally the germanium x-rays lie around 10 -11 keV, which is right in the region of interest for some experiments or applications. The absorption edges of germanium in the region of interest complicate the spectrum and the analysis.Si(Li) and Super-Si(Li) Detectors

The Super Si(Li) uses a proprietary geometry and entrance window. This, along with a special shaping gamplifier, improves resolution by at least 10 eV (FWHM)and increases the peak/background by about ten-fold to greater than 10 000:1.

Si(Li) detectors cover an energy range from a few hundred eV to above 50 keV and are used in a wide variety of applications including x-ray fluorescence, x-ray microanalysis, PIXE, EXAFS, x-ray diffraction, and Mössbauer spectroscopy.

 

Si(Li) and Super-Si(Li) Detector specifications
Model Active area (mm²) Thickness (mm) Be window
thickness
mm (mils)
Energy resolution FWHM (eV) * Std. preamp.
  @ 5.9 keV@ 122 keV
  Guaranteed
SL12145 12.5 2 0.025 (1) 145 I-TRP
SL12160 12.5 2 0.025 (1) 160 I-TRP
SL30155 30 3 0.025 (1) 155 I-TRP
SL30170 30 3 0.025 (1) 170 I-TRP
SL80165 80 5 0.025 (1) 165 I-TRP
SL80180 80 5 0.025 (1) 180 I-TRP
SSL12135 12.5 2 0.025 (1) 135 I-TRP
SSL30145 30 3 0.025 (1) 145 I-TRP
SSL80155 80 5 0.025 (1) 155 I-TRP

 

GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY OEM SOLUTIONSGamma Spectroscopy OEM Solutions

CANBERRA Digital Signal Processing-based instruments offer excellent throughput for high count rates and stability for extended time, low-level counts as needed for environmental samples.

DSA-LX

DSA-LXThe DSA-LX is a full featured 16K channel integrated Multichannel Analyzer based on advanced digital signal processing techniques (DSP). When paired with a computer running Genie 2000 software the DSA-LX becomes a complete spectroscopy workstation, capable of the highest quality acquisition and analysis. The instrument interfaces to existing detector technologies such as HPGe, NaI, Si(Li), CdTe or Cd(Zn)Te.

High Resolution Digital Signal Processing building blocks

DSA-LX BoardSame high quality MCA as the DSA-LX without packaging. Ideal for direct integration in your product.

Contact CANBERRA Industries for more detailed info.

 

 

 

OSPREY

OspreyOsprey™ from CANBERRA is much more than a tube base MCA for scintillation detectors. Besides the standard (Pulse Height Analysis) PHA mode of operation, it includes Multichannel Scaling, Single Channel Analyzer, Multispectral Scaling, List, and Time-stamped List modes. With both Ethernet and USB 2.0 interfaces, Osprey is designed for remote or local operation. Plus, three user-configurable I/O ports provide maximum flexibility for data and control signaling. Operation and analysis with the Osprey maybe be accomplished with CANBERRA’s Genie 2000 software or by use of a software development kit (SDK) designed specifically to allow you to create custom application software of your own design.

NAIS-2×2

NAIS 2x2Model NAIS-2×2 Sodium Iodide Scintillation Detector is a high-efficiency scintillation detector featuring a 2 x 2 in. NaI(Tl) crystal in an aluminum housing, including a photomultiplier tube, a high-voltage power supply (HVPS), stabilization electronics, preamplifier, and a connector for use with the Osprey. NaI(Tl) detectors are subject to spectral drift due to changes in temperature, but the stabilization technology used in the NAIS-2×2 and Osprey eliminates this problem.