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Surface Concept Sets New Standards in Time-Resolved Particle Imaging

Surface Concept Systems are delay line detectors, pico-second detection systems, and imaging and line detectors for time resolved spectroscopy applications.

Diagram of a Surface Concept SystemSurface Concept is probably best known for their delay line detectors which range from 30 millimeters to 120 millimeters. We have either 2d or 3d models of the delay line detectors that are used in applications like mass spectroscopy, x-ray spectroscopy as well as other high energy physics applications. Surface Concept can either provide just the delay line detector or a complete system. In addition to complete systems, surface concept offers individual modules that can be used to build your own system. We also offer connector interface module as well as amplifiers, constant fraction discriminators, and power supplies to 12,000 volts.

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Delayline Detectors are True Counting, Imaging Particle Detectors with Time Resolution:

  • Time slice images can be taken with time windowing down to below 100 ps
  • True single counting system, thus high linearity in hit rate response
  • Brilliant signal / background ratio and very high sensitivity


  • Time of flight analysis for electrons and ions
  • Time correlated or coincidence photon and particle imaging
  • Gated imaging and spectroscopy tasks for X-ray spectroscopy, electron spectroscopy
  • True counting imaging tasks with large areas up to 120 mm detection size

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