Free-electron lasers (FELs) made the imaging of atoms and molecules in motion possible, opening new science opportunities with high brilliance, ultra-short x-ray laser pulses at up to 120 Hz. Some new or upgraded FEL facilities will operate at greatly increased pulse rates (kHz to MHz), presenting additional requirements on detection. We will present the ePix platform for x-ray detectors and the current status of the ePix detectors: ePix100 for low noise applications, ePix10k for high dynamic range applications, and ePixS for spectroscopic applications. Then we will introduce the plans to match the ePix detectors with the requirements of currently planned high repetition rate FELs (mainly readout speed and energy range).
Future of ePix detectors for high repetition rate FELs
G. Blaj, P. Caragiulo, G. Carini, A. Dragone, G. Haller, P. Hart, J. Hasi, R. Herbst, C. Kenney, B. Markovic, K. Nishimura, J. Pines, J. Segal, C. Tamma, A. Tomada; Future of ePix detectors for high repetition rate FELs. AIP Conf. Proc. 27 July 2016; 1741 (1): 040012. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4952884
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