|Quantix is a cooled, charge-coupled device (CCD) camera designed to deliver low read noise at readout rates of 5 million pixels per second and provide the image quality, linearity, and sensitivity required for time-resolved and/or low light environments. Three imaging modes are offered: high sensitivity, to detect weak signals; high dynamic range, to measure bright and dim signals within the same image; and high signal-to-noise ratio, for bright-field imaging. The camera is cooled to eliminate thermally generated noise. It is also temperature-stabilized for consistent imaging performance. The cooling feature extends exposure time to allow detection and measurement of extremely faint signals. Cooling to -25°C is achieved by a self-contained forced-air cooling system. The camera can also be equipped with a liquid circulation unit that cools to -35°C. The camera controller, digitization, and computer interface are consolidated within one camera head. The camera can be connected to all commonly used microscopes...
Interested in reading more?
Become a Member of
Receive full access to digital editions of The Scientist, as well as TS Digest, feature stories, more than 35 years of archives, and much more!