The PILATUS3 X 300K CdTe system provides optimal efficiency for high-energy applications. Any experiment above 20 keV will benefit from the great stopping power of the CdTe sensor. This detector is optimally suited for any diffraction technique, such as powder diffraction, SAXS or high-pressure experiments. Its sensitive area of 84 mm x 33 mm makes the detector especially suited for following individual diffraction spots or for integrating a subsection of diffraction rings. With frame rates up to 500 Hz and excellent gating capabilities, the detector enables time-resolved experiments in situ.

In addition, the 100K-M offers all the features of the PILATUS3 X hybrid photon counting detectors, such as noise-free detection and optimal point spread function. Furthermore, you can exploit the optional vacuum compatibility (down to 10-6 mbar) of the detector for complete elimination of air scatter and absorption at low X-ray energies.

Specifications PILATUS3 X CdTe 100K-M

Number of detector modules (W x H) 1 x 1
Sensitive area (width x height) [mm²] 83.8 x 33.5
Pixel size [µm²] 172 x 172
Total number of pixels (horiz. x vert.) 487 x 195 = 94,965
Gap between modules (horiz./vert.), *plus 1 pixels horizontal gap on each module [pixel] -* / -
Inactive area [%] 0.2%
Defective pixels < 0.1%
Maximum frame rate [Hz] 500
Readout time [ms] 0.95
Point-spread function 1 pixel (FWHM)
Threshold energy [keV] 8 - 40
Maximum count rate [phts/s/pixel] 1 · 10⁷
Counter depth [bit] 20 bits (1,048,576 counts)
Power consumption [W] 30
Dimensions (W x H x D) [mm³] 114 x 69 x 118 (Detector head)
Weight [kg] 0.9 (Detector head)
Module cooling Water-cooled (Detector head)
Electronics cooling Air-cooled
External trigger / gate 5V TTL


All specifications are subject to change without notice.


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