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PILATUS3 S for Synchrotrons

PILATUS3 S is an affordable large-area, photon-counting X-ray detector. It is ideal for applications that use lower frame rates. 

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DECTRIS PILATUS3® S 172-µm-pixel detectors make hybrid-pixel technology accessible to virtually any synchrotron beamline and budget. They are the optimal choice for scientists who are looking for excellent data from a fast detector, but do not require the ultimate frame rate. Just like any PILATUS3 synchrotron detector, S systems offer noise-free detection of X-rays within an energy range of 5 - 36 keV; ideal counting statistics enabled by a sharp, single-pixel point-spread function; and an image frame rate of 25 Hz. They come with a silicon sensor that is either 450 or 1,000 µm thick.

PILATUS3 S detectors can also be used as a gateway to PILATUS3 X technology, as they can be upgraded to the corresponding PILATUS3 X detectors on-site, with minimal downtime.

  • Fast & precise: these detectors offer single-photon counting, with a count rate up to 107 ph/s/pixel and an image frame rate of 25 Hz.

  • Versatile & flexible: the detectors are available in three sizes, with vacuum and low-energy-threshold options. You can upgrade to a full-performance PILATUS3 X detector at any point.
  • 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

PILATUS3 S 6M

PILATUS3 S 6M

This is the biggest detector system with Instant Retrigger technology, for a moderate price.

PILATUS3 S 2M

PILATUS3 S 2M

This detector has an active area of 25 x 28 cm2 for macromolecular crystallography and other applications of large-area detection.

PILATUS3 S 1M

PILATUS3 S 1M

This is a great detector for advanced SAXS studies, without readout noise or dark current.

Detector Specifications*

PILATUS3 S 6M PILATUS3 S 2M PILATUS3 S 1M

Active area (W x H)

[

mm²

]

423.6 x 434.6

253.7 x 288.8

168.7 x 179.4

Pixel array (W x H)

2,463 x 2,527

1,475 x 1,679

981 x 1,043

Pixel size (W x H)

[

µm²

]

172 x 172

172 x 172

172 x 172

Inter-module gap (Hor./Vert.)

[

pixels

]

7 / 17

7 / 17

7 / 17

Count rate (max.)

[

ph/s/pixel

]

107

107

107

Energy range

[

keV

]

5 - 36

5 - 36

5 - 36

Frame rate (max.)

[

Hz

]

25

25

25

Region of Interest (ROI) readout

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Readout time

[

ms

]

2.03

2.03

2.03

Image bit depth

[

bits

]

20

20

20

Sensor material

Silicon (Si)

Silicon (Si)

Silicon (Si)

Sensor thickness

[

µm

]

450 or 1,000

450 or 1,000

450 or 1,000

Point-spread function (FWHM)

[

pixels

]

1

1

1

Vacuum compatibility

Optional

Optional

Optional

Dimensions (W x H x D)

[

mm³

]

590 x 603 x 455

384 x 424 x 456

265 x 286 x 455

Weight

[

kg

]

92

46

25

Cooling method

Water (Module) / Air (Electronics)

Water (Module) / Air (Electronics)

Water (Module) / Air (Electronics)

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Full specifications

Full specifications

Full specifications

*All specifications are subject to change without notice.
 

Key Contact

Max Burian
Max Burian
Product Manager - Synchrotrons

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