HXD is a detector for measuring X-ray radiation through an innovative semiconductor sensor with spectral sensing characteristics placed behind a thin protective aluminum cover. The sensor consists of a cadmium-zinc-telluride (CdZnTe: CZT) detector crystal and high-speed electronics for counting individual photons, capable of measuring both the flux and energy of photons. The HXD can be supplied with two different sensor sizes: a standard square type (“P” type) and a special rectangular type (“L” type). The P type is suitable for a well-collimated photon beam (2×2 mm detection area), the L type is designed for applications where photons may fan out, arranged on a line and not on a point (19×2 mm detection area).
HXD is designed for industrial applications: its small size and robust aluminum housing make it an ideal alternative to the scintillator detector. It must be powered by 24 Vdc, has one analog output (0-10V) and one digital output on EtherCAT bus. The analog output represents the integral of the read energy; the data provided on the bus contains spectroscopic information and allows further processing by the user. Built-in artificial intelligence algorithms enable spectrum optimization even at high flux. The detector comes with a specific EtherCAT bus dialog protocol.