The PILATUS3 X 1M offers a large sensor area of 169 by 179 millimeters for X-ray high-energy X-ray diffraction, diffuse scattering, powder diffraction and pair-distribution function analysis. A readout time of 0.95 ms and frame rates up to 500 Hz empower time-resolved and in situ experiments, free of any image lag. Noise-free single-photon counting in conjunction with a 20-bit counter and direct conversion allows weak signals next to strong peaks to be measured with best possible signal-to-noise ratio.

Specifications PILATUS3 X CdTe 1M

Number of detector modules (W x H) 2 x 5
Sensitive area (width x height) [mm²] 168.7 x 179.4
Pixel size [µm²] 172 x 172
Total number of pixels (horiz. x vert.) 981 x 1043 = 1,023,183
Gap between modules (horiz./vert.), *plus 1 pixels horizontal gap on each module [pixel] 7* / 17
Inactive area [%] 7.8%
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
Counter depth [bit] 20 bits (1,048,576 counts)
Power consumption [W] 165
Dimensions (W x H x D) [mm³] 265 x 286 x 455
Weight [kg] 25
Module cooling Water-cooled
Electronics cooling Air-cooled
External trigger / gate 5V TTL
Maximum count rate [phts/s/pixel] 1 · 10⁷


All specifications are subject to change without notice.


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