PILATUS3 X for Synchrotron

The PILATUS3 X series is the result of our endeavor to perfect single-photon counting.

Superior data quality, fast data acquisition and versatile operation modes are among the key benefits of all PILATUS3 X detector systems. The PILATUS3 X series excels with frame rates up to 500 Hz and sub-millisecond readout time, enabling novel experimental strategies. Region of interest readout modes allows you to take advantage of highest frame rates with even the largest PILATUS3 X models.

Detectors of the PILATUS3 X detector series feature DECTRIS Instant Retrigger. This patented technology enables non-paralyzable counting, enhanced high-rate-counting performance, reduced readout time and highly accurate count-rate correction. DECTRIS Instant Retrigger technology overcomes the intrinsic count-rate limitations of previous photon-counting detectors. PILATUS3 X detectors count up to 10 million photons per pixel and second and have no readout noise or dark current, an excellent point-spread function, and an overflow-free 20-bit counter.

PILATUS3 S and X Brochure Adobe PDF, ca. 2.8 MB

Key Advantages

  • Count rates up to 10 Mcts/sec/pixel
  • Direct detection of X-rays in single-photon-counting mode
  • No readout noise
  • No dark current
  • Overflow-free 20 bit counter
  • Excellent point-spread function
  • Vacuum and low-energy threshold options available


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