IDS 2030 - Designed for Positive Charge Detection

The IDS 2030 is a standalone detector system that is based on the IonCCD. The IonCCD functions as any CCD using the fill-and-spill technique, with the difference of photo-sensitive material substituted by a conductive material. Charge-coupled devices (CCD) offer a fine detector pitch and have all the electronic elements required for transferring charge with high efficiency and very minimal noise.

When the photosensitive area of a standard CCD is replaced with a MOS capacitor, an ion sensitive detector array (IonCCD) is the result. The present IonCCD allows data rates of up to 360 Hz.

The IonCCD is a very strong device that can be used in different environments, ranging from high vacuum to atmospheric pressure and beyond. The IonCCD detector is already used in several applications: Spatially resolved detection of keV ions as ion detector for non-scanning Sector-Field Mass Spectrometers or a Distance-of-Flight mass spectrometer.

Detection of highly charged micro-droplets in atmospheric soft-ionization and diagnostic tool for atmospheric pressure ionization sources such as Nano-Spray, ESI, and DESI. Detection of electrons in electron spectroscopy, for non-scanning electron-energy analyzers such as CMA and PMA, and as Pixelated Anode for MCP read out. Detection of thermal ions at atmospheric pressure. Detector for dispersive (non-scanning) IMS instruments such as CFIMS, DMA, and AIMS.

Ion swarm imaging for drift tube ion mobility spectrometers, diagnostic and development of DTIMS systems and their relevant pulsing gates and ion sources. Detection of hyper-thermal ions for ion beam diagnostics for ion funnels, collisional and resolving quadrupoles. Beam size control feedback for soft-landing based technologies used in surface modification and ion-surface chemistry. Ion scattering experiments, detector for combined angular distributions in ion-molecule and ion-surface experiments.

Key Features

The key features of the IDS 2030 Charged Particle Detector are as follows:

  • Designed for positive charge detection, it can also detect negative ions and electrons
  • True charge detector that is independent of particle energy (thermal to keV), incident angle, and particle mass
  • The ion detector functions pressure independent over at least a range of 9 decades (1 µTorr to 1 kTorr)
  • High density detector array featuring 2126 active pixels over 51 mm. With a pixel width of 21 µm and a height of 1500 µm, the detector has an effective area of 88%
  • Read-out speed from 0.2 fps up to 360 fps
  • The IonCCD is mounted on ceramic printed circuit board and supplied in an aluminum enclosure for protection and easy mounting
  • Spectra acquisition can be synchronized with an ionization using a trigger pulse
  • CE certified (FCC, RoHS, WEEE)
  • Typical applications are in ion mobility spectrometry, mass spectrometry, ion source characterization, and beam profiling


   Controller 10.25 in L X 7.0 in W x 2.95 in H
   Sensor (envelope) 4.0 in L X 2.3 in W x 0.6 in H
   Controller 2.3 lbs.
   Sensor 0.34 lbs.
Power for external power supply 100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 2.0 A
Power, Internal 24 VDC
Power Consumption (max) 20 W
Power Consumption (nominal) 14 W
Operating Temperature 5ºC - 40ºC
Storage Temperature 5ºC - 40ºC
Relative Humidity 95 %
Variable Integration time 80 µs – 5.24 s
Frame time (min) 2.76 ms
Sensitivity 0.5 fA/ pixel/s with S/N =3
In frame dynamic range 5 X 103
External trigger Pulse rising 0 VDC- 12 VDC;
Low max. 0.6 VDC, high min. 3 VDC
   IonCCD Linear detector array, charge-coupled device: 51 mm, 2126 active pixels each 21 µm wide and 1500 µm high. Effective area 88%.
   Charge detector Independent of pressure, particle mass and incident angle. Detects positive ions, negative ions, and electrons.
Certifications FCC, CE, RoHS

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