Microstrip X-Ray Detectors for the Laboratory

MYTHEN2 R microstrip detectors unite the benefits of synchrotron-proven technology with laboratory and industrial needs. Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) technology, plus a range of sensor geometries, ensure the best possible data quality in all X-ray diffraction and scattering techniques. Radiation hardness and maintenance-free operation make MYTHEN2 R detectors the perfect choice for crystallography, academia multi-purpose service laboratories, portable diffractometers, and industrial sites employing Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) rules.

HPC Technology’s direct X-ray detection achieves a sharp point spread function of 1 strip and produces sharp signals. With 50 μm, MYTHEN2 R offers the narrowest strip width on the market — providing unprecedented signal resolution

Single-photon counting eliminates dark current and readout noise and delivers superior data. MYTHEN2 R detectors combine noise-free performance with high quantum efficiency for the widest X-ray energy range: from Ti to Ag. The unique combination of features makes the most of weak laboratory sources by maximizing the signal-to-noise ratio and minimizing measurement and data processing times.


MYTHEN2 R 1K detectors are multi-purpose devices, satisfying the needs of all X-ray diffraction and scattering techniques. Read more


The compact design of the MYTHEN2 R 1D housing, its media-free operation, and suprising affordability make it the perfect choice for portable diffractometers, stress measurements, and XRD benchtop systems. Read more

MYTHEN2 R Brochure Adobe PDF, ca. 1,012.9 KB

Key Advantages

  • No readout noise or dark current
  • Excellent signal-to-noise ratio from Ti to Ag radiation
  • Unsurpassed resolution thanks to 50 μm strips
  • Highest dynamic range (24 bit)
  • Multi-modular operation for a wide angular coverage
  • Fully service- and maintenance-free


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