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Vortex-ME7 is a seven-element silicon drift detector (SDD) X-ray detection system with a total active area of 210 mm2 - 350 mm2 design with a probe diameter of only 1.5" (38.1 mm).
The Vortex-ME7 offers superior energy resolution and high-throughput performance to enhance the total analytical performance of the X-ray spectrometry system.
The Vortex-ME7 SDD is operated at near room temperature and cooled by a thermoelectric cooler (TEC), and can be cycled as frequently as needed without any degradation in detector performance. Cool-down times are typically less than 3 minutes.
The Vortex-ME7 X-ray spectroscopy systems include a detector unit and control box which includes power supplies for the detector, TEC, and an optional digital pulse processor.
The complete detector also contains charge-sensitive preamplifiers and temperature-stabilization system, which eliminates concerns of varying ambient temperature.
Resolution vs. Output Count Rate for Vortex® SDD sensors
Throughput (OCR vs ICR) for Vortex® SDD sensors
Quantum Efficiency for Vortex® SDD sensors and
X-ray transmission for Be x-ray windows
|Name||Silicon Drift X-Ray Detector|
|Spectrometer Performance (each channel) using the Xmap||Energy resolution using 55Fe isotope:
FWHM(eV) at 5.9 keV
Peaking Time 1 µs, Typical <145 eV Maximum 155 eV
Peaking Time 0.5 µs, Typical < 150 eV Maximum 170 eV
Peaking Time 0.25 µs Typical < 165 eV Maximum 185 eV
Peaking Time 0.1 µs Typical < 220 eV Maximum 260 eV
Output count rate (OCR) of each channel at 50% dead time, with optimum pileup rejection performance, measured with X-ray tube excitation of a Mn sample
Peaking Time: 1 µs 0.5 µs 0.25 µs 0.1 µs
OCR(kcps) per Channel: >130 >250 >400 >700
Peak-to-background ratio (peak count at 5.9 keV divided by average counts between 1.6 keV and 3.2 keV background using 55Fe): >1000:1 at 1 µs peaking time
Counting efficiency stability for 8 hours using 55Fe isotope: < +/-0.5% rms Counting efficiency stability with temperature (+5 to +30 °C) using 55Fe: < 200 ppm/°C
Peak position stability with temperature (+5 to +30 °C) using 55Fe: < 20 eVat 200 kcps ICR
|Ambient Temperature||+5 to +30 °C|
|Humidity||20 to 80% RH (no condensation)|
|Operating Position||Horizontal, or tilted from 0 – 90° with the detector end pointing down|
|Physical Specifications||Weight: 4.3kg
Length × Height × Width: 425 mm × 165 mm 82 mm
Standard cable length: 3 m
|4-channel digital pulse processor (Xmap from XIA)||Digitization: 14 bit, 50 MHz Gain: 16 bit, Gain DAC control Peaking Time: 0.1 – 100 µs Pileup rejection: Pulse pair resolution (PPR) better than 100ns ROIs: Up to 32 ROIs can be defined Timing: Multiple spectra, or ROIs can be stored with continuous operation using dual memory bank configuration. Integral non- linearity: <= 0.1% over the full scale output range|
|Data output||Spectrum size: 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192
Channel size: 10 eV
|Software||xManager (from XIA)|
|Power Requirement and Consumption||Inlet line voltage (Inlet key selectable): 100 V+15%, 115 V+15%, 230 V+20% single phase
Detector power consumption: < 40 W
Xmap unit power consumption: < 20 W
|Ion Pump||Requires power, when the system is OFF or in storage, to maintain vacuum.|