High local and global count rates

PILATUS3 R features DECTRIS instant retrigger technology, which enables each pixel of a PILATUS3 to accurately detect up to ten million photons per second. Furthermore, no global count rate limit is detected up to 6 × 106 photons per second and pixel. This enables global count rates of more than 2 × 108 photons per second and square millimeter. Both local and global count rates of PILATUS3 detectors are far superior to those of counting detectors based on gas discharge or similar technologies. For the first time, photon-counting detectors are compatible with even the most demanding samples such as strongly diffracting small molecule crystals.