A method of imaging of ultra-fast processes, like explosions or fast combustion, at a synchrotron radiation beam is being developed at the Siberian Synchrotron and Terahertz Radiation Center (SSTRC). Two stations are equipped with the detector for imaging of explosions, DIMEX, based on high pressure ionization chamber, and allowing to record up to 100 one dimensional images with a frame rate of 8 MHz. However the maximum flux that DIMEX can detect is limited as well as the spatial resolution and the frame rate because of the gas technology used. In view of the significant increase of SR flux at the VEPP-4M beam line due to the new 9-pole 2 T wiggler, a new detector is being developed for this beam line, based on Si microstrip sensor. The first Si microstrip detector prototype has been mounted with a new specially developed front-end ASIC that allows to record data with a rate up to 40 MFrames/s. The first measurements with this prototype demonstrated significant improvement of all critical parameters of the detector compared to the gaseous version. The maximum detected photon rate before saturation is increased to 20000 photons/(channel x bunch) compared to 1500 photons/(channel x bunch). The spatial resolution is improved from 240μm to 130μm (FWHM) and the frame rate is increased by a factor 5.

Original languageEnglish
Article number162655
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020


  • Synchrotron radiation
  • Time resolved studies
  • X-ray detectors


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