Scientific Detectors


We supply a wide range of scientific detectors for application within the medical industry, as well as defense and surveillance. Our partner Photonis help us manufacture our solution and we design a tailored solution that works for your application. Simply, our products and solutions are the best on the market!

If you are looking for more information, please contact us and we will help you out.

Contact us today

Translate this page:


The Planacon™ family of products are square-shaped MCP-PMTs designed to capture fast timing events such as those found in single photon counting applications.

  • Specialized Medical Imaging
  • Cherenkov – RICH, TOF, TOP, DIRC
  • High Energy Physics Detectors
  • Homeland Security

Planacons provide superior immunity to magnetic influence, down to 2T, while providing high quality images. Planacon brings all the high speed, single photon counting features of a traditionally round MCP-PMT while providing a square sensor, allowing multiple sensors to be tiled together to image large areas.

Plancons can be ordered in two sizes, 53mm2 and 27mm2 with a choice of photocathodes to optimize your spectral requirements. Larger Planacons are ideal for use in high energy physics applications to monitor and measure photon activity over a large area.  Miniature Planacons can be used in medical devices such as PET scan units. Planacons are also radiation hardened, making them useful in space exploration.

We now also offer a high voltage resistive divider network as a safe way to power your Planacon detector and avoid mis-wiring. The schematic corresponds to the recommended voltage divider in the Planacon datasheet. We use only high quality components, heavily overspecified on high voltage ratings, and the exposed contacts potted in a high voltage grade compound. You can power it through a standard SHV connector (at the far end), while the connection with the Planacon goes through a 5-pin Lemo high voltage connector (visible in front).


Did you know?

Our Partner also manufactures Planacon, a square-shaped MCP-PMT which can be tiled together to acquire a larger image. Miniature Planacons are also available for medical imaging applications, such as PET scanning.


Read more about our Photon-detector

Application Notes

Learn more about our Products

Our application note showcases our products in relevant context to make it easier for you to understand why our products are the best on the market. Not only do we offer standard solution, we have modified and customized solutions for you to order.

Application Notes