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XCAM wins second INVENT and High Performance Technologies Grants
XCAM was delighted to be awarded a second Invent grant to enable them to develop new production facilities in addition to a larger new stores area. Following on from this, we were even more pleased to be awarded an HPT grant worth £90,000; this was awarded to enable XCAM to do R+D and build a second class 1000 clean room with the goal of winning the contract to develop the custom camera for the OGRE project (needs a link). This camera will operate 4 custom EMCCD devices (e2v technologies CCD207-40) in a soft X-ray spectrometer and will test out the new grating technology developed by researchers at Iowa University as well as new Silicon X-ray mirrors being developed at NASA Goddard.