Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Molecular & Clinical Diagnostics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

New Improved Thermoelectrically Cooled MPPC for Photon Counting Applications

Published: Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013
Bookmark and Share
New S12576-050 and S12577-050 multi-pixel photon counter devices from Hamamatsu.

Hamamatsu Photonics have expanded and improved on their range of semi-conductor detectors, featuring photon counting capability, with the introduction of the brand new S12576-050 and S12577-050 multi-pixel photon counter devices (MPPC).

The new devices utilize a Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode structure for ultra-low-level light detection, and a two-stage thermoelectric cooler, operating down to -25°C.

The inclusion of a TE cooler reduces the MPPC dark count to 1/20 of that seen at room temperature, equating to 5cps typ. for the S12576-050 and 50cps typ. for the S12577-050.

The MPPC is easily connected to an external circuit for simple operation and is operated from a low voltage power supply (approximately 65 Volts).

Hamamatsu also offers a temperature controller which maintains a constant temperature within the thermoelectrically cooled package.

The S12576-050 and S12577-050 are 1x1mm and 3x3mm devices respectively, with 400 and 3,600 pixels. Each pixel contains a quenching resistor so that simultaneous photon events can be counted separately and, with a high degree of accuracy. The devices feature typical high gain values of 1.25E6, comparable to that achievable from a conventional photomultiplier tube.

The S12576-050 and S12577-050 are ideal for a variety of applications, including positron emission tomography, high-energy physics, DNA sequencing, fluorescence measurement, nuclear medicine, point of care systems, drug discovery, medical diagnostic equipment and environmental analysis.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,200+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,600+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
Proteins in Blood of Heart Disease Patients May Predict Adverse Events
Nine-protein test shown superior to conventional assessments of risk.
£14m EU Project To Aid Meningitis Diagnosis and Cut Antibiotic Use
An international team of doctors are aiming to develop a rapid test to allow medics to quickly identify bacterial infection in children.
Bringing AFM to Medical Diagnostics
Company has announced that its NanoWizard® AFM and ForceRobot® systems are being used in the field of medical diagnostics in the Supersensitive Molecular Layer Laboratory of POSTECH in Korea.
Scientific Gains May Make Electronic Nose the Next Everyday Device
UT Dallas team breathes new life into possibilities by using CMOS integrated circuits technology.
Electronic Sensor Tells Dead Bacteria From Live
The sensor, which measures 'osmoregulation', is a potential future tool for medicine and food safety.
Diagnosing Systemic Infections Quickly, Reliably
Team develop rapid and specific diagnostic assay that could help physicians decide within an hour whether a patient has a systemic infection and should be hospitalized for aggressive intervention therapy.
A Future Tool for Medicine, Food Safety
A new type of electronic sensor that might be used to quickly detect and classify bacteria for medical diagnostics and food safety has passed a key hurdle by distinguishing between dead and living bacteria cells.
Genome Sequencing Helps Determine End of TB Outbreak
Using genome sequencing, researchers from the University of British Columbia, along with colleagues at the Imperial College in London, now have the ability to determine when a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak is over.
What Makes a Good Scientist?
It’s the journey, not just the destination that counts as a scientist when conducting research.
Shimmer Partners with Harvard's Wyss Institute
Partnership to support ongoing research focused on remote patient monitoring using wearable sensing technology.
SELECTBIO

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,200+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,600+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!