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MYTHEN2 for Synchrotrons

These are reliable and versatile X-ray detectors with a 50-µm strip and the highest available count rate for synchrotrons.

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DECTRIS® MYTHEN2 strip detectors have transformed high-resolution X-ray diffraction, scattering, and spectroscopy measurements by giving them another dimension: time. Renowned for its narrow strip and sharp point-spread function, MYTHEN2 X introduces a 1,000-Hz frame rate with a 24-bit dynamic range for any number of modules. This opens up new domains of time-resolved and in situ studies.

The Detector Control System 4 (DCS4), with electronic gating and an external trigger, allows for tailor-made multimodular solutions and full synchronization of the detector with other systems. The time dimension, however, does not compromise data quality or system flexibility: we guarantee noise-free detection even for long exposure times. Additionally, the modules’ optional vacuum compatibility opens up new possibilities for X-ray spectroscopy applications.

  • Fast & accurate: these detectors offer noise-free detection over a range of X-ray energies, with frame rates up to 1,000 Hz and a 24-bit dynamic range.
  • Modular & compatible: individual modules are easy to combine into large multimodular systems. The detectors also offer  straightforward synchronization with other systems and optional vacuum capability.
  • Reliable: detector performance is always stable. Delivery terms are guaranteed, thanks to streamlined industrial production and top-notch support.

Detectors

MYTHEN2 X 1K

MYTHEN2 X 1K

These microstrip photon-counting X-ray detectors offer the ultimate speed and resolution for all time-resolved applications.

MYTHEN2 X 1D

MYTHEN2 X 1D

These are the smallest detectors in DECTRIS’ portfolio that embody all the advantages of single-photon-counting technologies.

Detector Specifications*

MYTHEN2 X 1K MYTHEN2 X 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 × 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 - 20 (1,000)

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

Frame rate (max.)

[

Hz

]

1,000

1,000

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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