The PILATUS3 X 2M is a versatile detector for SAXS, single crystal diffraction or coherent diffraction imaging offering outstanding performance. It boasts MX applications with up to 250 Hz and 0.95 ms readout time.  With a maximum count rate of more than 10 million counts per second and pixel at 12 keV it ensures accurate data even when measuring strongly diffracting samples with the brightest sources. The PILATUS3 CMOS readout ASIC features the DECTRIS instant retrigger. This technology enables non-paralyzable counting, enhanced high-rate-counting performance and reduced readout times.

Specifications PILATUS3 X 2M

Number of detector modules 3 x 8
Sensitive area (width x height) [mm²] 253.7 x 288.8
Pixel size [µm²] 172 x 172
Total number of pixels 1475 x 1679 = 2,476,525
Gap width: hor. / ver. [pixel] 7 / 17
Inactive area [%] 8.0
Defective pixels < 0.03%
Maximum frame rate, full frame [Hz] 250
Maximum frame rate, ROI [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] 250
Dimensions (WHD) [mm³] 384 x 424 x 456
Weight [kg] 46
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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