PPU Performance

"We are very happy with the performance of PPUs in general.  In fact on MX beamlines over the two years of operation we did not miss a single frame, which is radically different from our previous experiences with self-made data management solutions. Our users process nearly all the data on PPUs, XDS basically keeps up with the data collection."

Gleb Bourenkov, EMBL, Synchrotron PETRA III at DESY, Germany

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Surface Diffraction

"We have recently published a paper on quick measurement of CTR scattering profile using a PILATUS-100K. We think the use of the PILATUS-100K was one of key reasons of our success. In this regard I thank all the people who have been involved in the development of the PILATUS detector. I think that PILATUS detector is the most wonderful detector which I have ever used."

Tadashi Matsushita, Professor Emeritus, Photon Factory, December 12th, 2011 

Macromolecular Crystallography

"The crystallographers are ecstatic over the high speed and high quality of the Pilatus data."

Malcolm Capel, NE-CAT, November 28th, 2011

Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering

"For small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) on proteins data recording a good signal to noise ratio is a necessity.  The practical noise free recording of SAXS data with the PILATUS detectors permits reliable data analysis and more accurate shape model building, even in dilute protein solutions. This property of the detector in combination with the high dynamic range and the large active area makes the PILATUS to the detector of choice for SAXS solution scattering."

Manfred Roessle, EMBL Hamburg, Project Leader BioSAXS Beamline for PETRA-3, May 14th, 2012


"The Pilatus detector has completely transformed the way X-ray photons are being detected today at synchrotron radiation sources, such as Diamond. This is something we could only have dreamt of in the early days of synchrotron sciences."

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Materlik (CBE), CEO of Diamond Light Source, June 18th, 2012