The PILATUS detectors marked a new era in X-ray detection at synchrotrons, and the latest-generation PILATUS3 is the result of our mission to perfect hybrid-photon counting.
DECTRIS PILATUS3® photon-counting detectors use DECTRIS Instant Retrigger® technology to enable non-paralyzable counting for enhanced, high-rate counting performance and highly accurate count-rate correction. Excellent data quality is the key benefit of all PILATUS3 detector systems, and it is achieved through various unique features: the absence of readout noise and dark signals, a sharp point-spread function, and a high dynamic range with a counter depth of 20 bits (~1 million counts).
Fast & precise: these detectors offer single-photon counting, with a count rate up to 107 ph/s/pixel.
- Versatile: our detectors come in many sizes and geometries, with optional vacuum capability.
- 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.
PILATUS3 X detectors feature frame rates up to 500 Hz and sub-millisecond readout times — enabling novel experimental strategies.
PILATUS3 X CdTe
PILATUS3 X CdTe is the first large-area, single-photon-counting X-ray detector that offers highly efficient detection at energies up to 100 keV.
PILATUS3 S detectors are the optimal choice when you need excellent data from a high-count-rate detector, but do not require the ultimate frame rate.
|PILATUS3 X||PILATUS3 X CdTe||PILATUS3 S|
|Frame rate (max.) [Hz]||500||500||25|
|Region of Interest (ROI) readout||Yes||Yes||No|
|Readout time [ms]||0.95||0.95||2.03|
|Sensor material||Silicon (Si)||Cadmium telluride (CdTe)||Silicon (Si)|
|Energy range [keV]||5 - 36||15 - 80||5 - 36|
|View full specifications||View full specifications||View full specifications|
*All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Patterns with both weak and intense reflections are no challenge for the high dynamic range of DECTRIS strip detectors.Read more
The combination of single-photon sensitivity with zero background noise enhances even the most advanced spectroscopic techniques.Read more
Scattering techniques, such as SAXS/WAXS, greatly benefit from our detectors’ fast frame rates and outstanding signal-to-noise ratio.Read more
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