The PILATUS3 X 100K-M offers a separate compact and lightweight detector head, which can also be operated in vacuum down to 10-6 mbar and without its entrance window.

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, making it an ideal choice for, e.g., a WAXS detector in a SAXS/WAXS setup. The detector is also ideal for different kinds of X-ray spectroscopy applications, including X-ray plasma spectroscopy.

The water-cooled detector head is optionally also vacuum-compatible down to 10-6 mbar. This option comes with a removable entrance window, which minimizes scatter and absorption at low X-ray energies in vacuum. For extremely soft X-ray applications, optional low energy calibrations are available, allowing detection down to an energy threshold of 1.6 keV. Electrical and cooling feedthrough sets are available as accessories and make integration of the 100K-M into your vacuum chamber easy.

The PILATUS3 X 100K-M exhibits a continuous active area of 83.8 x 33.5 mm2. The detector enables measuring diffraction and scattering data up to 500 Hz, allowing for time-resolved measurements. Like all other PILATUS3 X systems, it outperforms other counting detectors with a maximum count rate of more than 10 million counts per second and pixel at 12 keV. This ensures accurate data even when measuring strongly diffracting samples with the brightest sources. The radiation-hard design of PILATUS3 has proven its robustness at many synchrotron beamlines, providing a highly reliable detector family.

Specifications PILATUS3 X 100K-M

Number of detector modules 1 x 1
Sensitive area (width x height) [mm²] 83.8 x 33.5
Pixel size [µm²] 172 x 172
Total number of pixels 487 x 195 = 94,965
Gap width: hor. / ver. [pixel] 0
Inactive area [%] 0
Defective pixels [%] < 0.03%
Maximum frame rate [Hz] 500
Readout time [ms] 0.95
Point-spread function 1 pixel (FWHM)
Threshold energy [keV] 2.7 - 18
Counter depth [bit] 20 bits (1,048,575 counts)
Power consumption [W] 30
Dimensions (WHD) [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
Maximum count rate [phts/s/pixel] 1 · 10⁷


All specifications are subject to change without notice.


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