The PILATUS3 X 300K CdTe system provides optimal efficiency for high-energy applications. Any experiment above 20keV will benefit from the great stopping power of the CdTe sensor. This detector is optimally suited for any diffraction technique, as e.g. powder diffraction. SAXS or high pressure experiments. 

Exposure times can be varied from a few nanoseconds to several hours and are controlled either internally or by applying an external gate signal. The external trigger input with a programmable delay function makes synchronization between the detector and other hardware extremely flexible. Furthermore, you can exploit the optional vacuum compatibility of the detector for complete elimination of air and window scattering.

Specifications PILATUS3 X CdTe 300K

Number of detector modules (W x H) 1 x 3
Sensitive area (width x height) [mm²] 83.8 x 106.5
Pixel size [µm²] 172 x 172
Total number of pixels (horiz. x vert.) 487 x 619 = 301'453
Gap between modules (horiz./vert.), *plus 1 pixels horizontal gap on each module [pixel] -* / 17
Inactive area [%] 6.1%
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] 30
Dimensions (W x H x D) [mm³] 158 x 193 x 262
Weight [kg] 7.5
Module cooling Water-cooled
Electronics cooling Water-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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