PILATUS3 R CdTe for Laboratory

The PILATUS3 R CdTe X-ray detector series 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. Direct detection in a hybrid pixel results in sharper signals and better spatial resolution than scintillator-based detectors. The CdTe X-ray detectors also provides almost 100% efficiency for Mo, Ag, and In radiation. Combined with noise-free single-photon counting, these capabilities permit DECTRIS CdTe X-ray detectors to achieve new levels of sensitivity and accuracy in the laboratory.

Laboratory X-ray sources, particularly for hard X-rays, are much weaker than at the synchrotron and longer exposure times are required. Thanks to the absence of dark current and readout noise, PILATUS3 R detectors outperform all other technologies. Single-photon counting is also free of other sources of noise and inaccuracy intrinsic to charge-integrating CMOS detectors. DECTRIS Instant Retrigger technology in combination with an accurate count rate correction have enabled advanced synchrotron high-energy experiments and are hence fully compatible with all laboratory applications.

The PILATUS3 R CdTe detector series offers high-efficiency direct detection and noise-free single-photon counting — a winning combination for your laboratory.

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Key Advantages

  • Quantum efficiency > 90% for Mo, Ag, and In
  • Direct detection for sharpest spatial resolution
  • No readout noise and no dark signal for highest accuracy
  • High dynamic range
  • Fluorescence background suppression
  • Highest count rates
  • Synchrotron-proven radiation hardness
  • Maintenance-free operation
  • Proven reliability: No failure-prone sealing or complex cooling below room temperature


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