Refurbished Hadland X-Chron 540 Picosecond X-Ray Streak Camera

Refurbished Hadland X-Chron 540 Picosecond X-Ray Streak Camera Refurbished Hadland X-Chron 540 Picosecond X-Ray Streak Camera Refurbished Hadland X-Chron 540 Picosecond X-Ray Streak Camera Refurbished Hadland X-Chron 540 Picosecond X-Ray Streak Camera

Item: 3462

Price: $47800.00

Includes

  • Refurbished Hadland X-Chron 540 picosecond x-ray streak camera
  • Resolution chart photocathode for camera adjustment
  • Removable grid electrode
  • Blank photocathode holder for custom photocathode fabrication
  • Vacuum gauge and interlock controller
  • User manual

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The X-Chron 540 is a versatile, high performance streak camera with x-ray, Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV), eXtreme Ultraviolet (XUV), neutron, and electron sensitivity. In fact, with the remotely demountable photocathode system, spectral sensitivity may in principal be easily changed to cover any part of the spectrum for which photocathode materials are available. The demountable streak tube allows other modifications, such as gridless operation and use of in-vacuum readout devices.

The 540 has been designed for specialist X-ray applications such as the observation of short-life/high-speed (sub-nanosecond) events where plasma and debris obscure subject phenomena, sabot separation, sabot fracture within the barrel, projectiles leaving the muzzle and on impact.

The camera is also suited to applications such as laser fusion experiments which generate X-radiation and where the precise recording of X-ray energy, intensity, duration and velocity of the plasma is essential.

The X-Chron 540 is designed with a focus on spatial resolution, user convenience and reliability and flexibility under laboratory conditions. This streak camera is compact in a single chassis. A wide variety of sweep speeds and sweep options are switch controllable at the chassis. Astigmatism focus corrections for the various sweep speeds are separately controlled. The photocathode can be extended remotely for viewing through a vacuum window without breaking vacuum. The photocathode can be replaced in less than 30 minutes by removing the vacuum window without moving the streak camera.

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This system compares favorably with these x-ray streak cameras:

  • Hamamatsu C1936
  • Hamamatsu C4575-03
  • Hamamatsu C4575-02
  • Thomson/CSF C650
  • Kentech XRSC
  • AXIS Photonique AXIS-PX
  • Sydor Ross 8600 X-Ray

Specifications

Intensifier Blanking Yes
Sweep Speeds [picoseconds/mm] 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000
Phosphor Screen Diameter 50 mm
Modes of Operation Focus, Synchronization, and Operate
Best Spatial Resolution [lp/mm] 20
Average Spatial Resolution [lp/mm} 10
Slit Width Easily Changed
Photocathode Material Easily Changed
Streak Tube Magnification 1.6
Usable Photocathode Width 17.5 mm
Grid Type 1500 lines/inch copper mesh with 55% to 60% transmission
Phosphor Material P20 medium persistence, aluminised
Maximum Sweep Length 40 mm
Temporal Resolution 5 picoseconds
Maximum Sweep Repetition Rate 5 Hz