Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Zecotek Receives MAPD Solid-State Photo Detector Order From the University of Geneva, Switzerland

Abstract:
Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ZMS)(FRANKFURT:W1I) today announced that it has received an order for its proprietary Micro-pixel Avalanche Photo Diode (MAPD) solid-state photo detectors from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. The MAPD photo detectors have been selected as an alternative to photo multiplier tubes (PMTs) in the development of new calorimeters for high energy physics. This follows a recent order from the Swiss Institute of High Energy where Zecotek's MAPD photo detectors will form a critical component in a new, high-performance hadron calorimeter, a device used in key experiments at the European Centre for High Energy Particle Physics (CERN) in Switzerland.

Zecotek Receives MAPD Solid-State Photo Detector Order From the University of Geneva, Switzerland

VANCOUVER, BC, Canada | Posted on January 25th, 2008

"We are very pleased with the growing interest of the scientific community in our MAPD photo detectors," said Dr. A. F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President and CEO of Zecotek. "We identified high energy physics as one of the important target markets for our MAPDs and these initial sales are validation of both our designs and our market projections. The calorimeter is an essential tool in this area of research, where each device will typically use more than one thousand photo detectors and this is just one of many possible applications in this exciting and high-priority field. Our MAPDs are also currently being evaluated by large medical imaging manufacturers and we are seeing strong interest for many other research and industrial applications."

Zecotek has developed a compact and cost-effective solid-state photo detector aimed at replacing the bulky and expensive PMTs presently used in a wide range of imaging applications such as PET (positron emission tomography) scanners, gamma cameras and high-energy nuclear physics.

Zecotek's new MAPDs detect very small signals and are effective for photon counting. They feature extremely high gain, typical of PMTs (approx. 10exp6), with the advantage of low operating voltage (approx. 50 V compared to approx. 1000 V for PMTs) and their solid-state design makes MAPD photo detectors compact and insensitive to magnetic fields. Zecotek's MAPD photo detectors also incorporate break-through technology that dramatically improves linearity and allows for very tight timing resolution by providing fast pulse rise time and low jitter. Together with its new LFS scintillation material, Zecotek's photo detectors provide a powerful platform for new-generation medical imaging applications relying on Y-ray detection, such as PET scanning. Other applications include: confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, DNA sequencing, LIDAR and environmental monitoring, industrial inspection, defense and Homeland security.

####

About Zecotek Photonics Inc.
Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ZMS)(FRANKFURT:W1I) is a photonics technology company developing leading-edge products: crystals, photo detectors, lasers, imaging and 3D display technologies, for medical, biotech, industrial, nanotech and atomic/molecular science applications. Founded in 2003, the company has three distinct operating divisions: imaging, lasers and 3D display and labs located in Canada, the United States, Singapore, Malaysia and Russia. Zecotek commercializes its novel, patented and patent-pending photonic technologies directly and through strategic alliances and joint ventures with multinational OEMs, distributors and other industry leaders. For more information, please visit www.zecotek.com.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based on management's expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual future results and trends may differ materially from what may have been stated.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Zecotek Photonics Inc. - Product and technical information
Susana Mendez Alcala
(604) 827-5232
Email:

or

Zecotek Photonics Inc. - Corporate information
Michael Minder
CFO; VP Corporate Development
(604) 827-5203

or

Caliber Capital & Communications - Investor information
Tim McNulty
(778) 327-6678
Email:

Copyright © Marketwire

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing: Researchers are exploring enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes for unique applications June 18th, 2018

Camouflaged nanoparticles used to deliver killer protein to cancer June 17th, 2018

Squeezing light at the nanoscale: Ultra-confined light could detect harmful molecules June 17th, 2018

Physicists devise method to reveal how light affects materials: The new method adds to the understanding of the fundamental laws governing the interaction of electrons and light June 15th, 2018

Announcements

Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing: Researchers are exploring enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes for unique applications June 18th, 2018

Camouflaged nanoparticles used to deliver killer protein to cancer June 17th, 2018

Squeezing light at the nanoscale: Ultra-confined light could detect harmful molecules June 17th, 2018

Physicists devise method to reveal how light affects materials: The new method adds to the understanding of the fundamental laws governing the interaction of electrons and light June 15th, 2018

Tools

Nanometrics Updates Time of Webcast at Stifel 2018 Cross Sector Insight Conference June 12th, 2018

Nano-saturn: Supramolecular complex formation: Anthracene macrocycle and C60 fullerene June 8th, 2018

Detecting the birth and death of a phonon June 7th, 2018

Scientists use photonic chip to make virtual movies of molecular motion June 6th, 2018

Photonics/Optics/Lasers

Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing: Researchers are exploring enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes for unique applications June 18th, 2018

Squeezing light at the nanoscale: Ultra-confined light could detect harmful molecules June 17th, 2018

New optical sensor can determine if molecules are left or right 'handed' June 13th, 2018

Leti Presenting Strategic Vision and Hosting a Workshop at SEMICON West: “From Electrons to Photons” Leti Workshop and CEO Media Briefing Set for Tuesday, July 10 in W Hotel, San Francisco June 12th, 2018

New-Contracts/Sales/Customers

The first PE blown films with nanotubes hit the Chinese market April 26th, 2018

Deep Space Industries to provide Comet satellite propulsion for BlackSky, LeoStella April 3rd, 2018

STMicroelectronics Selects GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX® to Extend Its FD-SOI Platform and Technology Leadership : GF’s FDX technology will enable ST to deliver high-performance, low-power products for next-generation consumer and industrial applications January 9th, 2018

Solid State Laser manufacturer Lasertel Inc. purchases an Oxford Instruments ICPCVD advanced deposition solution for improved device performance November 3rd, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project