PILATUS3 Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) detectors offer optimal performance for a wide range of X-ray applications and users. While the PILATUS3 S and X series are aimed at synchrotron applications, the PILATUS3 R series brings all the advantages of HPC technology to the laboratory.

The entire set of features that enable the best possible data quality is incorporated in all PILATUS3 detectors:

  • DECTRIS instant retrigger technology for unsurpassed count rates and improved count rate correction
  • Absence of readout noise and dark current
  • Direct detection of X-rays for a minimum and sharp point-spread function


reddot design award industrial design

All products in the PILATUS3 detector series have earned the Red Dot Award for winning industrial design.


The detectors the hard X-ray community has been waiting for

The outstanding performance of the PILATUS3 X Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) detectors now is available with the high-energy detection capability of cadmium telluride (CdTe) sensor material. Read more


Direct detection large area CdTe detectors

The PILATUS3 R CdTe X-ray detector series is ideal for the laboratory and combines the advantages of noise-free single-photon counting with the benefits of direct detection of hard X-rays in large cadmium telluride (CdTe) sensors. Read more


Ultimate performance for synchrotron applications

The PILATUS3 X series excels with frame rates up to 500 Hz and sub-millisecond readout time — enabling novel experimental strategies. A region of interest readout allows users to take advantage of the highest frame rates. Read more


Synchrotron performance for moderate budgets

The PILATUS3 S series makes HPC technology accessible to virtually any synchrotron beamline and budget. A PILATUS3 S detector is the optimal choice when you need excellent data from a fast detector and do not require ultimate frame rates. Read more


Synchrotron detector technology for your in-house diffractometer

The PILATUS3 R series delivers all the advantages of HPC technology to laboratory applications. It offers laboratory customers exciting benefits such as Single-photon counting which eliminates all detector noise and delivers superior data. Read more


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