DECTRIS PILATUS4 photon-counting X-ray detectors reach an unprecedented combination of speed and active area at synchrotrons. They are also available for approaching synchrotron-like performance in scientific instruments in the laboratory.
These detectors feature DECTRIS' latest photon-counting detection technology with maximum count rate of 107 ph/s/pixel. They are available with silicon or cadmium telluride sensors for highly efficient detection over a wide energy range. With up to four independent energy thresholds that can be recorded simultaneously, they enable suppression of disturbing fluorescence or higher harmonic radiation. Thanks to their 150 µm pixel size with a sharp, single-pixel point-spread function, they also deliver the ideal spatial resolution, ensuring independent counting of neighboring pixels.
- Accurate: PILATUS4 detectors offer high resolution, from the lowest flux valleys to the highest data peaks.
- Noise free and stable: photon counting technology offering highest possible data quality.
- Easy integration: fast and reliable thanks to the established data interface (SIMPLON API).
Hybrid-pixel technology enables us to create detectors that are free of readout noise and dark current, and single-photon counting allows each pixel to detect individual photons and compare their energy to a discrimination threshold. Hence, hybrid-pixel detectors can selectively recognize and suppress unwanted sample fluorescence, and even (when using a second threshold) cosmic background radiation or higher harmonics, giving you higher-quality images. DECTRIS’ photon-counting detectors are specifically designed and optimized for this noise-free direct detection of X-rays.
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