The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility

Germanium Strip Detector

In collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory, we are developing Germanium strip detectors for energy-dispersed and powder diffraction. One-dimensional detector arrays are needed both for energy-dispersed diffraction experiments, and for high-throughput powder diffraction experiments, which play an essential role in evaluating new materials at very high energies. The APS and NSLS-2 have partnered in a DOE-funded collaboration to produce low-noise, energy-discriminating readout electronics (based on BNL's MAIA ASICs) which will be mated to commercially available Germanium sensors from Semikon.

The current version has been in use at 6-BM for energy-dispersive diffraction and at 11-ID and 17-BM for powder diffraction.

Core APS members include: Jon Baldwin, Nino Miceli, Orlando Quaranta
Former core APS member: Russell Woods