Bruker press release
Bruker's Novel PHOTON 100(TM) X-ray Detector for Crystallography Wins Prestigious R&D 100 Award
MADISON, Wis., Jul 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Bruker today announced that its high-performance PHOTON 100(TM) X-ray detector for crystallography has been awarded a R&D 100 award, recognizing it as one of the 100 most technologically significant products introduced in the past year. The R&D 100 Award winners are selected by an independent panel of judges and the editors of R&D Magazine. \"The winning of an R&D 100 Award provides a mark of excellence known to industry, government and academia as proof that the product is one of the most innovative ideas of the year,\" explained Lindsay Hock, R&D Magazine Managing Editor.
The PHOTON 100 detector is the first CMOS active pixel sensor (CMOS APS) based detector available on the market for crystallography. The PHOTON 100 represents a paradigm change in two-dimensional X-ray detector technology with respect to sensitivity, speed, dynamic range, resolution and detector size. The PHOTON 100 detector is based on a large, research-grade CMOS sensor with an active area of 100 cm(2) that is four times larger than typical CCD chips used for X-ray detection today. This new CMOS detector offers detection efficiency significantly better than any other available detector. Also, because of the outstanding reliability of low-voltage CMOS technology, the PHOTON 100 is the first detector to carry a full 3-year warranty