JANUARY 3--Roper Scientific Inc. (Trenton, NJ; www.roperscientific.com) has announced that its family of Princeton Instruments Spec-10 high-performance detectors for spectroscopy has been re-engineered to operate at speeds of 2 MHz and 50 kHz. While all of the CCD-based systems still have the option to run at 100 kHz and 1 MHz, the new speed settings provide Spec-10 users greater flexibility and new performance benefits.
The 50-kHz setting, which lowers the read noise for several of the Spec-10 models to less than three electrons per pixel per second, is extremely useful in application such as high-sensitivity Raman and fluorescence spectroscopy. The 2-MHz setting delivers faster spectral acquisition and is ideal for pump-probe methods and high-repetition-rate experiments.
The Spec-10 is regulated by an EM-shielded detector controller and runs under WinSpec--a 32-bit Windows software package.