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EIGER2 X/XE for Synchrotrons

As our fastest and largest X-ray detectors, EIGER2 X/XE hybrid-photon-counting detectors with 75-µm pixel resolution have been developed for the brightest 4th-generation synchrotron sources.

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DECTRIS EIGER2® X/XE photon-counting X-ray detectors translate the latest developments in hybrid-pixel technology into outstanding performance. Thanks to their high frame rate up to 2,000 kHz, loss-free detection with under 100 ns of effective dead time between exposures, and ideal counting statistics enabled by a single-pixel point-spread function, these detectors will allow you to collect the most accurate data possible at your beamline. With its silicon sensor 450 µm thick, EIGER2 X/XE covers a wide range of X-ray energies between 6-40 keV.

Coming in different geometries and speeds, and with optional vacuum capability, DECTRIS EIGER2® X/XE detectors fit the requirements of almost any experimental setup. Utilize the capabilities of your beamline and enjoy full support from the whole DECTRIS team.

  • Fast: these detectors offer image frame rate up to 2 kHz, along with advanced gating/triggering capabilities.
  • More & better data: our detectors have a large active area, two adjustable energy-discriminating thresholds, and a high count rate. There is no readout noise or dark current.
  • Reliable: these detectors feature extremely stable performance and radiation hard design. Delivery terms are guaranteed, thanks to streamlined industrial production and top-notch support over the product’s entire lifetime.

Detectors

EIGER2 XE 16M

EIGER2 XE 16M

This flagship detector with 16 million pixels, a frame rate of 550 Hz, and an active area of 311 x 328 mm2 is the ultimate choice for macormolecular crystallography at unlimited speed.

EIGER2 XE 9M

EIGER2 XE 9M

With an active area of 233 x 245 mm2, nine million pixels, and an increased frame rate of 550 Hz, this detector is the synchrotron allrounder at even higher perofrmance.

EIGER2 X 16M

EIGER2 X 16M

This is the largest DECTRIS detector with 75 μm pixel size, providing the ideal capabilities and geometry for macromolecular crystallography experiments.

EIGER2 X 9M

EIGER2 X 9M

This nine-mollion-pixels detector with unlimited external triggering and gating capabilites is an excellent allrounder for synchrotron applications that demand highest pixel resolution.

EIGER2 X 4M

EIGER2 X 4M

This is an excellent tool for serial crystallography, small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), or ptychography. It can be operated in vacuum.

EIGER2 X 1M

EIGER2 X 1M

With frame rate above 2,000 Hz, this is the detector of choice for dynamic methods such as photon correlation spectroscopy and time-resolved SAXS.

EIGER2 X 500K

EIGER2 X 500K

This is a universal, compact, and fast hybrid-photon-counting detector with a modest price tag.

EIGER2 X 2M-W

EIGER2 X 2M-W

This is the detector of choice for high-resolution WAXS and powder diffraction: astonishing angular resolution and coverage at 1 kHz frame make sure you do not miss a count.

EIGER2 X 1M-W

EIGER2 X 1M-W

This slim rectangular detector is your best choice for WAXS at ultimate speed, offering sub-millisecond frame rate together with advanced triggering and gating capabilities of our X series.

Detector Specifications*

EIGER2 XE 16M EIGER2 XE 9M EIGER2 X 16M EIGER2 X 9M EIGER2 X 4M EIGER2 X 1M EIGER2 X 500K EIGER2 X 2M-W EIGER2 X 1M-W

Active area (W x H)

[

mm²

]

311.1 x 327.2

233.1 x 244.7

311.1 x 327.2

233.1 x 244.7

155.1 x 162.2

77.1 x 79.7

77.1 x 38.4

311.1 x 38.4

155.1 x 38.4

Pixel array (W x H)

4,148 x 4,362

3,108 x 3,262

4,148 x 4,362

3,108 x 3,262

2,068 x 2,162

1,028 x 1,062

1,028 x 512

4,148 x 512

2,068 x 512

Pixel size (W x H)

[

µm²

]

75 x 75

75 x 75

75 x 75

75 x 75

75 x 75

75 x 75

75 x 75

75 x 75

75 x 75

Inter-module gap (Hor./Vert.)

[

pixels

]

12 / 38

12 / 38

12 / 38

12 / 38

12 / 38

- / 38

- / -

12 / -

12 / -

Count rate (max.)

[

ph/s/pixel

]

107

107

107

107

107

107

107

107

107

Energy range

[

keV

]

6 - 40

6 - 40

6 - 40

6 - 40

6 - 40

6 - 40

6 - 40

6 - 40

6 - 40

Number of energy thresholds

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Threshold range

[

keV

]

3.5 - 30

3.5 - 30

3.5 - 30

3.5 - 30

3.5 - 30

3.5 - 30

3.5 - 30

3.5 - 30

3.5 - 30

Frame rate (max.)

[

Hz

]

550

550

130

230

500

2,000

2,000

1,000

2,000

Region of Interest (ROI) readout

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Readout time2

Continuous readout

Continuous readout

Continuous readout

Continuous readout

Continuous readout

Continuous readout

Continuous readout

Continuous readout

Continuous readout

External gating

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Image bit depth

[

bits

]

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

Sensor material

Silicon (Si)

Silicon (Si)

Silicon (Si)

Silicon (Si)

Silicon (Si)

Silicon (Si)

Silicon (Si)

Silicon (Si)

Silicon (Si)

Sensor thickness

[

µm

]

450

450

450

450

450

450

450

450

450

Point-spread function (FWHM)

[

pixels

]

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Vacuum compatibility

Not applicable

Optional

Not applicable

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Dimensions (W x H x D)

[

mm³

]

400 x 430 x 500

340 x 370 x 500

400 x 430 x 500

340 x 370 x 500

235 x 237 x 372

114 x 133 x 242

114 x 92 x 242

348 x 92 x 277

192 x 92 x 277

Weight

[

kg

]

55

41

55

41

15

4.7

3.7

9.7

5.8

Cooling method

Water (Module) / Air (Electronics)

Water (Module) / Air (Electronics)

Water (Module) / Air (Electronics)

Water (Module) / Air (Electronics)

Water (Module) / Air (Electronics)

Water (Module) / Air (Electronics)

Water (Module) / Air (Electronics)

Water (Module) / Air (Electronics)

Water (Module) / Air (Electronics)

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Full specification

Full specification

Full specifications

Full specifications

Full specifications

Full specifications

Full specifications

Full specification

Full specification

1 One frame (16 bits) per exposure, i.e. single-threshold or difference image.
2 Effective dead time between exposures < 100 ns (max. loss of 1 count/pixel)

*All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Key Contact

Max Burian
Max Burian
Product Manager - Synchrotrons

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