Excellent point-spread function

With hybrid pixel technology and direct conversion of X-rays into charge pulses, PILATUS3 R detectors spread virtually no intensity between pixels. This results in a sharp point-spread function of one pixel (FWHM) and offers a variety of benefits. Closely spaced signals, even of largely differing intensity, can be accurately resolved and measured. Sharper signals reduce overlap with scattering or other background intrinsic to the experiment, thereby improving the signal-to-noise ratio.