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PGT’s new SAHARA III Oct 8, 2008

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PGT Princeton Gamma Tech Instruments
2955 Kerner Blvd
San Rafael
United States

Tel: 415 453-9955

X-Ray Spectroscopists turn to PGT’s new SAHARA III for demanding SDD applications. Technical Contact Greg Nelson, VP of Engineering 609-924-7310 /

Princeton Gamma Tech Instruments (Princeton, NJ) has introduced the SAHARA III, a new Peltier-cooled Silicon Drift Detector which offers users an active detector area of 100 mm2.

"What would happen if you told knowledgeable users in the field of x-ray spectroscopy that there was a cryogen-free lightweight compact detector system that could achieve low-energy resolutions below 125eV and high count-rates above 100kps, and all this with a cool down period less than 2 minutes ? They would either laugh at you or insist on buying one, or multiple units”, proclaims Dr. Ying, Chief of Detector Technology at Princeton Gamma Tech Instruments. The SAHARA III sports an active detector area ranging from 10mm2 to 100mm2, and standard beryllium or low-energy polymer windows.