If the highest frame-rates in macromolecular crystallography are not needed the PILATUS3 S 6M makes the biggest detection area accessible for virtually any synchrotron budget. It is the optimal choice when excellent data quality and the largest available sensor area of 423.6 x 434.6 mm2 is needed to ensure high resolution data. The PILATUS3 S 6M detector systems can be upgraded on-site with minimal downtime to X Series detectors. This enables the full performance and region-of-interest readout.

Specifications PILATUS3 S 6M

Maximum count rate [phts/s/pixel] 1 · 10⁷
Number of detector modules (W x H) 5 x 12
Sensitive area (width x height) [mm²] 423.6 x 434.6
Pixel size [µm²] 172 x 172
Total number of pixels 2463 x 2527 = 6,224,001
Gap width: hor. / ver. [pixel] 7 / 17
Inactive area [%] 8.5
Defective pixels < 0.03%
Maximum frame rate [Hz] 25
Readout time [ms] 2.04
Point-spread function 1 pixel (FWHM)
Threshold energy [keV] 2.7 - 18
Counter depth [bit] 20 bits (1,048,575 counts)
Power consumption [W] 580
Dimensions (W x H x D) [mm³] 590 x 603 x 455
Weight [kg] 92
Module cooling Water-cooled
Electronics cooling Air-cooled
External trigger / gate SV TTL


All specifications are subject to change without notice.


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