Excellent Point-spread Function

A sharp point-spread function, equal to 50 μm channel, offers various benefits. Due to the direct conversion of X-rays into charge pulses, the MYTHEN2 detector system does not spread intensity between strips through blur or blooming, as in other detection technologies. Closely spaced signals, even of largely differing intensities, can be accurately resolved and measured. Sharper signals reduce overlap with scattering or other background intrinsic to the experiment, thereby improving signal-to-noise ratios. Furthermore, the high spatial resolution is ideally suited to the measurement of X-ray fluorescence spectra in dispersive spectrometers [1].