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Title: First experimental feasibility study of VIPIC: a custom-made detector for X-ray speckle measurements

The Vertically Integrated Photon Imaging Chip (VIPIC) was custom-designed for X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy, an application in which occupancy per pixel is low but high time resolution is needed. VIPIC operates in a sparsified streaming mode in which each detected photon is immediately read out as a time- and position-stamped event. This event stream can be fed directly to an autocorrelation engine or accumulated to form a conventional image. The detector only delivers non-zero data (sparsified readout), greatly reducing the communications overhead typical of conventional frame-oriented detectors such as charge-coupled devices or conventional hybrid pixel detectors. This feature allowscontinuousacquisition of data with timescales from microseconds to hours. In this work VIPIC has been used to measure X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy data on polystyrene latex nano-colliodal suspensions in glycerol and on colloidal suspensions of silica spheres in water. Relaxation times of the nano-colloids have been measured for different temperatures. These results demonstrate that VIPIC can operatecontinuouslyin the microsecond time frame, while at the same time probing longer timescales.
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Journal Name: Journal of Synchrotron Radiation; Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 2
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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States)
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United States