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Amptek, Inc.

Volume 28, Issue 12, pp. 32

Company Description

Amptek, Inc., is a recognized world leader in the design and manufacture of state-of-the-art X-ray and gamma ray detectors, preamplifiers, instrumentation, and components for portable instruments, laboratories, satellites, and analytical purposes. These products provide the user with high performance and high reliability together with small size and low power.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF), direct spectral measurements, EDS XRF, PIXE, and TXRF.

Markets Served

Amptek serves wherever X-ray detection is used; for example, hand-held and table-top XRF analyzers produced by OEMs; research facilities in universities, commercial enterprises and the military; nuclear medicine; space; museums; environmental monitoring; and geological analysis of soils and minerals.

Major Products/Services

Amptek's SDD and Si-PIN X-ray detectors, featuring a wide range of detection areas and efficiency, are available in numerous formats to meet the needs of the customer. New to the SDD line of detectors is the FAST SDD™ with over 1,000,000 CPS and 125eV resolution. The new FAST SDD™ detector operates with 10 times the throughput of a standard SDD. Typical resolution of the new FAST SDD™ is 125 eV FWHM at 8 μs peaking time, or 155 eV FWHM at 0.2 μs and 1,000,000 counts per second!

Model XR-100 is a convenient, compact XRF system with power and shaping provided by the PX5 Digital Pulse Processor. The XR-100 successfully analyzed the rocks and soil on Mars.

The X-123 is a complete X-ray detector system in one small box that fits in your hand. The X-123 incorporates the Amptek detector of your choice, Charge Sensitive Preamplifier; the Amptek DP5 Digital pulse processor and MCA; and the Amptek PC5 Power Supply. This small, low power, easy to operate, high-performance instrument is ideal for both the laboratory and OEM industries.

Also offered as components, the SDD and Si-PIN detectors, with their Preamplifiers and Digital Pulse Processors (DPP), are ideal for OEMs developing table-top or hand-held XRF analyzers.

Completing Amptek's XRF portable solutions for exact measurements are the USB controlled Mini-X X-ray tube and the XRF-FP Quantitative Analysis Software.

Please visit our web site for complete specification.


  • X-Ray fluorescence
  • Process control
  • OEM instrumentation
  • RoHS/WEEE compliance testing
  • Nondestructive analysis with XRF
  • Restricted metals detection
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Medical and nuclear electronics
  • Heavy metals in plastics
  • Lead detectors
  • Toxic dump site monitoring
  • Semiconductor processing
  • Nuclear safeguards verification
  • Plastic & metal separation
  • Coal & mining operations
  • Sulfur in oil and coal detection
  • Smoke stack analysis
  • Plating thickness
  • Oil logging
  • Electro-optical systems
  • Research experiments & teaching
  • Art and archaeology
  • Jewelry analysis

Amptek, Inc.
14 DeAngelo Drive
Bedford, MA 01730

(781) 275-2242

(781) 275-3470





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