Corporate news // 26.02.2018 // DECTRIS

SHIMADZU and DECTRIS announce supply agreement for MYTHEN2 R 1K detectors

Kyoto/Baden, February 2018

Mr. Furukawa, General Manager of X-ray/Surface Business Unit, Analytical & Measuring Instrument Division at SHIMADZU Corporation and Mr. Schulze-Briese, Vice President and CSO at DECTRIS, signed a frame contract regarding the delivery of MYTHEN2 R 1K detectors for SHIMADZU’s X-ray diffraction systems.

MYTHEN 1K detectors have already been integrated in SHIMADZU’s XRD-6100 and 7000 diffractometers in 2014. Marketed as OneSight, the MYTHEN 1K allowed for up to 25 times faster measurements in the scanning mode, and a high angular coverage in a single shot mode. Years of stable performance and excellent data have made the upgrade to MYTHEN2 straightforward.

Mr. Furukawa says: “We are satisfied with smaller footprint, longer warranty period and the high performance of MYTHEN2 R 1K. And it was easy to upgrade to MYTHEN2 R 1K from MYTHEN 1K. Our XRD system gains credibility for Asbestos analysis which is required especially in Japan and China. Shimadzu will meet the needs of this application using the MYTHEN2 R 1K system.”

Mr. Schulze-Briese says: “Founded in 1875, SHIMADZU is renowned for its analytical equipment. We are proud that a company with such a long tradition has chosen DECTRIS as their partner in the XRD business. Our MYTHEN2 R 1K is a professional solution for a laboratory use. It complies with the requirements of industrial and research environments, and we are confident that it will serve the users to their fullest satisfaction.”

About DECTRIS Ltd.

DECTRIS is the global leader in Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) X-ray detectors for science and industry. We are developing our technology to advance electron microscopy, as well as medical and industrial imaging fields.

Our wide portfolio of noise-free, spectral and fast detectors keeps customers ahead of the competition by ensuring a perfect fit to their setup and excellent data acquisition. With our comprehensive technological knowledge and industrial-scale manufacturing, customers enjoy consistent product quality and on-time delivery.

DECTRIS is the HPC detector company of choice for customers seeking top-end performance and the confidence of working with a reliable and trusted technology partner.


Analytical & Measuring Technology developed by Shimadzu Corporation can be easily termed as "Technology for Science". Our high-level and sophisticated products include chromatographs, spectrometers, and systems for elemental, thermal and X-ray/surface analysis. We provide a broad range of instruments, columns and consumables indispensable for research, development, and quality control in a variety of fields, including new drug development.

SHIMADZU also provides a broad range of high-precision testing and measuring technology that is essential for product development. Our high-precision measuring instruments are used for the evaluation of physical properties, non-destructive inspection, and environmental measurement.

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