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PILATUS3 X CdTe for Synchrotrons

PILATUS3 X CdTe is the first large-area, photon-counting detector with 172-µm-pixel resolution, offering efficient detection at high energies.

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The outstanding performance of DECTRIS PILATUS3® X hybrid-photon-counting detectors has been combined with the excellent high-energy detection capability of their 1,000-µm-thick cadmium-telluride (CdTe) sensor. This is the ideal detector for X-ray energies up to 100 keV, with a quantum efficiency of more than 80% up to an X-ray energy of 80 keV. Thanks to DECTRIS’ Instant Retrigger® technology, high count and frame rates, sub-millisecond readout times, and single-photon counting, PILATUS3 X CdTe detectors guarantee noise-free, fast, and stable data collection that captures both strong and weak signals.

Manifold in their size and shape and with optional vacuum capability, DECTRIS PILATUS3® X CdTe detectors bring high-energy research to a new level.

  • Faster & higher quality data: our detectors offer high quantum efficiency, single-photon counting, with a count rate up to 107 ph/s/pixel and an image frame rate up to 500 Hz.

  • 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.

Detectors

PILATUS3 X CdTe 2M

PILATUS3 X CdTe 2M

With an active area of 25 x 28 cm2, this is the largest high-energy, photon-counting PILATUS3 detector.

PILATUS3 X CdTe 1M

PILATUS3 X CdTe 1M

This is the detector for challenging high-energy experiments that do not require the largest available active area.

PILATUS3 X CdTe 300K

PILATUS3 X CdTe 300K

This is the perfect detector for high-energy experiments, with its excellent quantum efficiency and noise-free readout.

PILATUS3 X CdTe 300K-W

PILATUS3 X CdTe 300K-W

With an active area of more than 25 x 3 cm2, this detector provides the optimal shape for WAXS studies at high energies.

PILATUS3 X CdTe 100K-M

PILATUS3 X CdTe 100K-M

This is a compact and lightweight cadmium-telluride detector head, with an 8.4 x 3.3 cm2 surface and fast acquisition at frame rates up to 500 Hz.

Detector Specifications*

PILATUS3 X CdTe 2M PILATUS3 X CdTe 1M PILATUS3 X CdTe 300K PILATUS3 X CdTe 300K-W PILATUS3 X CdTe 100K-M

Active area (W x H)

[

mm²

]

253.7 x 288.8

168.7 x 179.4

83.8 x 106.5

253.7 x 33.5

83.8 x 33.5

Pixel array (W x H)

1,475 x 1,679

981 x 1,043

487 x 619

1,475 x 195

487 x 195

Pixel size (W x H)

[

µm²

]

172 x 172

172 x 172

172 x 172

172 x 172

172 x 172

Inter-module gap (Hor./Vert.)

[

pixels

]

7 / 17

7 / 17

7 / 17

7 / -

- / -

Intra-module gap (Hor.)

[

pixels

]

1

1

1

1

1

Count rate (max.)

[

ph/s/pixel

]

107

107

107

107

107

Energy range

[

keV

]

15 - 80

15 - 80

15 - 80

15 - 80

15 - 80

Frame rate (max.)

[

Hz

]

250

500

500

500

500

Region of Interest (ROI) readout

Yes

Yes

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Readout time

[

ms

]

0.95

0.95

0.95

0.95

0.95

Image bit depth

[

bits

]

20

20

20

20

20

Sensor material

Cadmium telluride (CdTE)

Cadmium telluride (CdTe)

Cadmium telluride (CdTe)

Cadmium telluride (CdTe)

Cadmium telluride (CdTe)

Sensor thickness

[

µm

]

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

Point-spread function (FWHM)

[

pixels

]

1

1

1

1

1

Vacuum compatibility

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional (incl. removable window)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

[

mm³

]

384 x 424 x 456

265 x 286 x 455

158 x 193 x 262

280 x 62 x 296

114 x 69 x 118 (Detector head)

Weight

[

kg

]

46

25

7.5

7

0.9 (Detector head)

Cooling method

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 specifications

*All specifications are subject to change without notice.
 

Key Contact

Tilman Donath
Tilman Donath
Product Manager - High Energy

White Paper

In 2015, DECTRIS introduced the PILATUS3 CdTe detector family. With this new model, experiments using high-energy X-rays in the range of about 20 – 100 keV can benefit from the same photon-counting detector technology that has transformed lower-energy X-ray research ever since the introduction of the PILATUS detectors in 2006. PILATUS3 CdTe detectors offer the same unique advantages: noise-free detection, a high dynamic range, sharp signals, and extremely high frame rates. In this paper, we will focus on the detectors' applications at synchrotron beamlines.

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