Optimal Signal-to-Noise Ratio

PILATUS3 Hybrid Photon Counting detectors are inherently free of dark current and readout noise. The absence of any detector noise guarantees data with an excellent signal-to-noise ratio. Compared to conventional detectors, this allows either the collection of superior data with similar exposure times or equally good data with shorter exposure times per image. A noise-free detector provides the largest benefit when recording weak signals from poorly diffracting samples or at highest resolution. The absence of detector noise is particularly beneficial in data acquisitions with weak laboratory sources.