HYBRID PHOTON COUNTING DETECTORS FOR SYNCHROTRON APPLICATIONS

PILATUS3 S and X series detector offer outstanding performance for a wide range of synchrotron applications. With ample performance for all standard applications, the PILATUS3 S series makes Hybrid Photon Counting technology accessible to virtually any synchrotron beamline and budget. The PILATUS3 X series excels with frame rates up to 500 Hz and sub-millisecond readout times, enabling novel experimental strategies. Region of interest readout allows you to take advantage of highest frame rates with even the largest PILATUS3 X models.

The PILATUS3 CMOS readout ASIC, on which all PILATUS3 detector series are based, features DECTRIS instant retrigger. This technology enables non-paralyzable counting, enhanced high-rate-counting performance, reduced readout time and allows for highly accurate count-rate correction. DECTRIS instant retrigger technology overcomes the intrinsic count-rate limitations of previous photon-counting detectors. The PILATUS3 is the result of our endeavor in perfecting single-photon counting.

Superior data quality, fast data acquisition and versatile operation modes are among the key benefits of all PILATUS3 detector systems. Superior data quality is achieved through various unique features: the absence of readout noise and dark current, a sharp point-spread function, and a high dynamic range and counter depth of 20 bits (~1 million counts). Fast data acquisition is made possible through state-of-the-art CMOS ASICS and readout electronics. A simple yet versatile interface for triggering and gating the detector enables nanosecond-precise synchronization, making a wide range of operation modes accessible.

KEY ADVANTAGES

  • Count rates up to 10 Mcts/sec/pixel
  • Direct detection of X-rays in single-photon-counting mode
  • No readout noise
  • No dark current
  • Excellent point-spread function
  • Overflow-free 20 bit counter

 


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PILATUS3 S Series

ADVANTAGES S SERIES

  • Maximum frame rate of 25 Hz
  • Readout time of 2.04 ms
  • Upgradeable to X series

 

PILATUS3 X Series

ADVANTAGES X SERIES

  • Frame rates up to 500 Hz
  • Readout time of 0.95 ms
  • Region of interest readout

 

APPLICATIONS

  • Macromolecular crystallography (MX)
  • Single crystal diffraction (SCD)
  • Surface diffraction
  • Small and wide-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS)
  • Coherent X-ray imaging
  • Pre-clinical X-ray imaging
  • Time-resolved experiments

 

Looking for Hybrid Photon Counting dectors for your laboratory? Find them here: PILATUS3 R