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ADC announces the introduction of a series of Ion Chambers (IC) with Beam Position Monitoring Capabilities
05/16/2011 - 11/30/-0001

Lansing, NY, May 16, 2011 -- ADC USA, Inc. announced today that it is introducing a series of ion chambers designed for precise, low noise x-ray measurement with three different electrode lengths for use as general purpose intensity monitors for Synchrotron application. One unique feature of this series is the ability to use it as
a beam position monitor. The series is broken in three categories; IC-400, IC-500, & MIC-205


The IC-400 & IC-500 series ion chambers are designed for precise, low noise x-ray measurement. The device allows users to determine the change in beam position in a single axis by comparing two signals that are created as the beam passes through the Ion Chamber. By connecting two Ion Chambers together at 90° you can determine the horizontal and vertical beam position. The system can be configured for air, vacuum, or ultrahigh vacuum operation through one of three interfaces.


One unique feature of the IC-400 & IC-500 series precision ion chambers is the incorporation of a split collector plate. The electrode is split in a saw tooth configuration with a height of approximately 10mm, 15mm, and 25mm such that, when the differential current is computed, allows use as a beam position monitor. Custom configuration of the window and electrode sizes is available upon request.

The small dimensions of the MIC-205 ionization chamber (20 mm along the beam direction and 30 mm perpendicular to it) make it possible to place it very close to the sample. The housing of the detector is made of stainless steel, nickel-plated copper electrodes, SHV and BNC electrical connectors, and gas connectors. For more
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During the product development phase ADC tested these ion chambers with collaboration from several synchrotron facilities that include Brookhaven National Lab and Advanced Photon Source with excellent results.


About the company: Advanced Design Consulting USA, Inc.(ADC USA, Inc.) is a privately owned company organized and structured to provide technical services to all types of clients from small scientific entrepreneurs to universities, government agencies and private industries. The firm’s expertise and activities are primarily related to engineering design, research and development, testing and custom fabrication. It searches for innovative solutions to difficult problems. To order a copy of our free catalog, call (607) 533-3531 or send an e-mail to adc@adc9001.com . For further information, visit the ADC web site at www.adc9001.com .