- About Us
- Career Center
- Nano-Social Network
- Nano Consulting
- My Account
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.
"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
Zecotek Photonics Inc. - Product and technical information
Susana Mendez Alcala
Zecotek Photonics Inc. - Corporate information
CFO; VP Corporate Development
Caliber Capital & Communications - Investor information
Copyright © MarketwireIf 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.
|Related News Press|
News and information
Graphene under pressure August 26th, 2016
Graphene under pressure August 26th, 2016
50 years after the release of the film 'Fantastic Voyage,' science upstages fiction: Science upstages fiction with nanorobotic agents designed to travel in the human body to treat cancer August 25th, 2016
University of Puerto Rico and NASA back in the news – XEI reports August 23rd, 2016
Spider silk: Mother Nature's bio-superlens August 22nd, 2016
New theory could lead to new generation of energy friendly optoelectronics: Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have created a new theoretical framework which could help physicists and device engineers design better optoelectronics August 23rd, 2016
Hexagonal boron nitride semiconductors enable cost-effective detection of neutron signals: Texas Tech University researchers demonstrate hexagonal boron nitride semiconductors as a cost-effective alternative for inspecting overseas cargo containers entering US ports August 17th, 2016
Thomas Swan and NGI announce unique partnership July 28th, 2016