The ePix100 x-ray camera is a new system designed and built at SLAC for experiments at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). The camera is the first member of a family of detectors built around a single hardware and software platform, supporting a variety of front-end chips. With a readout speed of 120 Hz, matching the LCLS repetition rate, a noise lower than 80 e-rms and pixels of 50 µm × 50 µm, this camera offers a viable alternative to fast readout, direct conversion, scientific CCDs in imaging mode. The detector, designed for applications such as X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (XPCS) and wavelength dispersive X-ray Emission Spectroscopy (XES) in the energy range from 2 to 10 keV and above, comprises up to 0.5 Mpixels in a very compact form factor. In this paper, we report the performance of the camera during its first use at LCLS.
ePix100 camera: Use and applications at LCLS
G. A. Carini, R. Alonso-Mori, G. Blaj, P. Caragiulo, M. Chollet, D. Damiani, A. Dragone, Y. Feng, G. Haller, P. Hart, J. Hasi, R. Herbst, S. Herrmann, C. Kenney, H. Lemke, L. Manger, B. Markovic, A. Mehta, S. Nelson, K. Nishimura, S. Osier, J. Pines, B. Reese, A. Robert, J. Segal, M. Sikorski, S. Song, J. Thayer, A. Tomada, M. Weaver, D. Zhu; ePix100 camera: Use and applications at LCLS. AIP Conf. Proc. 27 July 2016; 1741 (1): 040008. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4952880
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