PHOTONIS USA Announces Adds 40mm Input Size to its Gen2 UltraFast™ Time-of-Flight Detector Line

Sturbridge, MA - PHOTONIS USA, a leading electro-optic manufacturer, announced the addition of a 40mm size to its Gen2 UltraFast™ Time-of-Flight Detector product line. The Gen2 UltraFast™ product line can now support input areas from 18mm to 40mm and allows a TOF mass spectrometer to increase its mass resolution simply by replacing the detector. The complete line of Gen2 UltraFast™ TOF Detectors will be shown at the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) in booth 1227 in Atlanta, GA, March 14-17, 2011.

In mass spectrometry instrumentation, resolution is often limited by the performance of the detector. The PHOTONIS Gen2 UltraFast™ TOF Detector line is designed to address two major areas which affect resolution in time-of-flight mass spectrometry: microchannel plate (MCP) flatness and anode spacing. The new Gen2 detectors are equipped with PHOTONIS’ patented MountingPad™ microchannel plates to reduce anode spacing, and uses TruFlite™ MCP flatness technology for a significant reduction in time jitter. These technologies combine to produce a detector with exceptional levels of detection sensitivity and mass resolution unmatched by standard TOF detectors on the market.

The PHOTONIS Gen2 UltraFast™ TOF Detector line provides typical pulse widths of less than 200 picoseconds and a near-symmetric 120 picosecond rise and fall time. The TOF detector offers built-in beam parallelism to provide uniform ion conversion, and is designed for front flange mount.

PHOTONIS is a multinational high-technology group, with more than 40 years experience in manufacture, sales and innovation, specializing in photo sensor technology. The Group operates Internationally in the Night Vision, Industrial, Scientific and Medical Imaging markets. PHOTONIS USA designs and manufactures a wide range of custom and standard components and assemblies for mass spectroscopy as well as other medical, bio-medical and scientific instruments and holds several patents in these fields. For more information, go to

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