With an area of 233 by 245 mm2 and more than ten million pixels, the EIGER X 9M collects superior data from macromolecular crystals. Not surprisingly, the first publication and also the first structure in the Protein Data Bank solved with EIGER X 9M data was published in Nature. Pharmaceutical crystallographers and contract crystallography companies additionally value the unique combination of high resolution and speed with a relatively modest image size, which allows for quick processing and efficient data transfer.

The EIGER X 9M can be operated in region-of-interest mode where a section of four million pixels are read out at up to 750 Hz. This allows for the rapid screening of large grids even with the smallest beams. Diffraction data can then be collected from identified crystals with the full area of the detector.

Specifications EIGER X 9M

Number of detector modules 3 x 6
Sensitive area (width x height) [mm²] 233.2 x 245.2
Pixel size [µm²] 75 x 75
Total number of pixels 3110 x 3269 = 10,166,590
Gap width: hor. / ver. [pixel] 10 / 37
Inactive area [%] 6.3
Defective pixels [%] < 0.03
Maximum frame rate [Hz] 238
Readout time continuous readout, 3 μs dead time, duty cycle > 99 %
Point-spread function 1
Sensor thickness [μm] 450
Threshold energy [keV] 2.7 - 18
Counter bit depth [bit] 12
Image bit depth [bit] 16 or 32
Data format HDF5 / NeXus
Dimensions (WHD) [mm³] 340 x 370 x 500
Weight [kg] 41
Power consumption [W] 750
Maximum count rate [phts/s/mm²] 5 · 10⁸


All specifications are subject to change without notice.


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