Specific Solutions

Specific Solutions

X-ray detection without limits

Specific Solutions

Would your experiments benefit from an X-ray detector designed specifically for your needs? Unleash the power of your research with DECTRIS specific solutions — customizable x-ray detector systems designed to fulfill your individual requirements. We develop customized solutions for end-user and OEM customers that include:

In-vacuum Detectors

Among DECTRIS’s standard detectors, the PILATUS3 300K and 300K-W can be ordered in a fully vacuum-compatible version with water-cooled modules and electronics. Other in-vacuum solutions can be designed to optimally fit your setup. Vacuum compatibility to below 10-6 mbar is achieved. The range of detectable X-ray energies can be extended below the specifications of standard detectors by special in-vacuum, low-energy calibrations.

Custom Geometries

DECTRIS detectors’ modular concept allows various geometries with planar or three-dimensional arrangement of the individual modules. Standard housings can be modified or new housings can be designed to meet your requirements on detection area and available space.

Special Energy Calibrations

Each pixel has a low-energy threshold and only counts photons with energies above the selected threshold value. Low-energy, in-vacuum calibrations enable a minimal and uniform energy threshold as low as 1.6 keV of all pixels. Special energy calibrations with freely configurable patterns of the energy threshold can be realized to obtain pixel-wise and/or module-wise selectable energy thresholds.

Specific Solutions Brochure Adobe PDF, ca. 6.6 MB

Key Benefits

  • Eliminate scatter and absorption effects limiting data quality with a detector operated in a vacuum or helium atmosphere
  • Obtain X-ray patterns of the highest possible data quality by windowless detector operation
  • Perform measurements in the soft X-ray regime for which special energy calibrations are available
  • Shape the detector’s sensitive area to optimally match your experiment with a custom geometry
  • Employ special energy calibrations for spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging

To learn how a specific solution detector can become reality, please contact us


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