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MYTHEN2 for Laboratories

These versatile X-ray detectors with a 50-µm strip offer high quantum efficiency for the widest X-ray energy range: from titanium (Ti) to silver (Ag).

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DECTRIS® MYTHEN2 strip detectors bring synchrotron-like detection to the lab for all X-ray diffraction, scattering, and spectroscopy techniques. Their radiation hardness and maintenance-free operation make these detectors the perfect choice for academic research, multi-purpose service laboratories, portable diffractometers, and industrial sites that employ Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) rules.

MYTHEN2 R offers the narrowest strip width (50 μm) on the market, providing unprecedented signal resolution. Single-photon counting eliminates dark current and readout noise while delivering superior data. MYTHEN2 R detectors also combine noise-free performance with high quantum efficiency for the widest X-ray energy range: from Ti to Ag. This unique combination of features will help you make the most of weak laboratory sources by maximizing the signal-to-noise ratio and minimizing measurement and data processing times.

  • Fast & accurate: these detectors offer noise-free detection at the highest commercially available count rate for an extended energy range (from 4 to 40 keV).
  • Modular & compatible: individual modules are easy to combine to build larger systems. The detectors also offer optional vacuum capability.
  • Reliable: detector performance will be maintenance- and service-free. Delivery terms are guaranteed, thanks to streamlined industrial production and top-notch support.

Detectors

MYTHEN2 R 1K

MYTHEN2 R 1K

This multipurpose device with unsurpassed resolution will meet the requirements of all X-ray diffraction, scattering, and spectroscopy techniques.

MYTHEN2 R 1D

MYTHEN2 R 1D

This detector is the perfect choice for portable diffractometers, stress measurements, and XRD benchtop systems.

Detector Specifications*

MYTHEN2 R 1K MYTHEN2 R 1D

Strip width

[

µm

]

50

50

Strip height

[

mm

]

8

8 (450 μm only)
4 (320 μm only)

Active area (W x H)

[

mm²

]

64 x 8

32 x 8 (450)
32 x 4 (320)

Energy range (depending on the sensor thickness)

[

keV

]

5 - 40 (320)
6.6 - 40 (450)
7.4 - 40 (1,000)

4 - 40 (320)
6.6 - 40 (450)

Threshold range (depending on the sensor thickness)

[

keV

]

4.5 - 20 (320)
5.5 - 20 (450)
6.0 - 20 (1,000)

3.5 - 20 (320)
5 - 20 (450)

Frame rate (max.)

[

Hz

]

100

100

Count rate (max.)

[

ph/s/strip

]

107

107

Readout time

[

µs

]

89

89

Strips per module

[

strips

]

1,280

640

Sensor material

Silicon (Si)

Silicon (Si)

Sensor thickness

[

µm

]

320, 450, or 1,000

320 or 450

Point-spread function

[

strips

]

1

1

Vacuum compatibility

Optional

Optional

Module dimensions (W x H x D)

[

mm³

]

70 x 62 x 22

36 x 62 x 22

Cooling method

Air

Air

*All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Key Contact

Lucas Wagner
Lucas Wagner
Product Manager - MYTHEN2

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