Large detector array and real-time processing and elemental image projection of X-ray and proton microprobe fluorescence data
CG Ryan, DP Siddons, G Moorhead, R Kirkham, PA Dunn, A Dragone, G De Geronimo
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2007
A detector concept is described that integrates a large solid-angle detector array developed at Brookhaven National Laboratory and a high speed pipelined parallel processing engine developed at CSIRO for machine vision, with an embedded implementation of the Dynamic Analysis method for fluorescence spectra deconvolution and image projection, to yield a detection system capable of energy-dispersive detection, spectral deconvolution and real-time elemental imaging at ∼108 events per second for PIXE elemental imaging using the nuclear microprobe and SXRF elemental imaging using the synchrotron X-ray microprobe. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.