Hamamatsu releases new high-speed PMT for next-generation TOF-PET, HEP, radiation monitoring, etc.


Hamamatsu, Japan – October 8, 2013 – Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. has announced the release of a new 38 mm head-on PMT (photomultiplier tube) that offers approximately 3 times faster response than previous models. The R12845 PMT is designed to provide high signal-to-noise detection for next-generation TOF-PET (time-of-flight positron emission tomography), high-energy physics applications, radiation monitoring, and other demanding applications. The R12845 will be available to instrument manufacturers from October 10, 2013.


Hamamatsu will exhibit the R12845 at the 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium/Medical Imaging Conference in Seoul, South Korea, from October 27 to November 2 (Exhibit of the R12845 will be for 3days from October 29). The new PMT will also be shown at Photon Fair 2013, the company’s new technology exhibition to be held from November 7 to 9 at the Act City Hamamatsu convention center in Hamamatsu, Japan.


Head-on PMTs R12845 (38 mm left), R12844 (28mm right)

Head-on PMTs R12845 (38 mm left), R12844 (28mm right)


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