Product Announcement from PHOTONIS Technologies SAS
The new Gen2 UltraFast™ detector has been designed to reach speeds that are twice as fast as standard time-of-flight (TOF) detectors and is equipped with PHOTONIS' patented MountingPad™ 2µm pore microchannel plates which use TruFlite™ MCP flatness technology for a significant reduction in time jitter. The PHOTONIS Gen2 UltraFast™ TOF Detector provides pulse widths of less than 200 picoseconds and near-symmetrical 120 picosecond rise and fall times, producing a detector with exceptional levels of detection sensitivity and mass resolution which is unmatched by standard TOF detectors on the market.
TruFlite™ TOF Detectors
TruFlite™TOF Detectors are designed to reduce two of the most common issues with instrument performance in time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometry: ion arrival time and time jitter. The TruFlite™ line optimizes surface flatness of the MCP and optimizes channel size and bias angle to improve the resolution over other MCPs on the market which are optimized for TOF applications. This detector is equipped with the patented PHOTONIS MountingPad™ microchannel plate, and is available in both 18 mm and 25 mm active areas, and custom detector assemblies.
Ultra-Fast TOF Detector
The PHOTONIS Ultra-Fast TOF Detector offers a 2 micron pore size sensor for highest resolution. The Ultra-Fast TOF Detector produces pulse widths between 10 and 15 times faster than conventional ion detectors and 3 to 5 times faster than a standard Time-of-Flight detector. Ultra-Fast TOF detectors come in 18 and 25 mm sizes.
High-Temperature TOF Detectors
The PHOTONIS High-Temperature TOF Detector may be operated at up to 150°C and vacuum baked up to 300°C. This extended temperature operation range allows rapid chamber degassing and ultra quiet instrument operation. This product line features 5 micron pore MCPs, equipping this detector one of the highest channel densities of any high temperature TOF detector. This channel density provides dynamic range improvements of ten times that of conventional microchannel plates. The flat input surface provides uniform ion conversion and the higher aspect ratio of the MCPs provides gains in excess of 5x106.
BiPolar TOF Detectors
PHOTONIS BiPolar Time-of-Flight detectors are contained in a low-profile assembly integrating a high sensitivity microchannel plate and electro-optically isolated signal output. The patented detector features an ion conversion surface that may be biased up to + 10kV to enhance the detection efficiency of high mass, positive or negative ions. The output signal polarity is maintained at ground by electro-optic isolation of the signal. PHOTONIS BiPolar TOF detectors are available in a free-standing vacuum module or a flange mounted assembly, in either 18 or 25mm sizes.
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