A PILATUS3 S and X detector system consists of the pixel detector, power supply, detector server, and connecting cables. The PILATUS3 X 100K-A and 200K-A are air-cooled and do not require a cooling unit. All other PILATUS3 S and X detectors come with a closed-circuit water thermostat for temperature stabilization.
PILATUS3 X 1M, 2M, and 6M detector systems include a PPU mini to ensure stable high-speed data transfer to an external storage (i.e. beamline storage).
PILATUS3 S detector systems can be upgraded on-site with minimal downtime to X Series detectors. This enables the full performance and features of the corresponding PILATUS3 X detector.
Calibration and energy range
Every detector is thoroughly calibrated before delivery and does not need to be recalibrated. The calibration of detectors equipped with 450 or 1000 µm thick sensors covers a continuous range of threshold energies from 2.7 to 18 keV, except for the air-cooled PILATUS3 X 100K-A and 200K-A whose lowest threshold is 3.5 keV. Excellent data can be obtained with threshold-to-X-ray-energy ratios of up to 75%, e.g. for fluourescence suppression, with an optimum at 50%. Please contact us for further details if you aim to use the detector at X-ray energies below 3.6 keV or at threshold-to-energy ratios higher than 75%.
All PILATUS3 X-ray detector systems are provided with a camera server program which can be easily interfaced via TCP/IP from different software packages. Examples are available for the interfacing of detectors with SPEC and EPICS (see download section, accessible after login).
Warranty and Maintenance
A 12 month warranty is included with all PILATUS3 S and X detector systems. Warranty extensions are available on request.
PILATUS3 S and X detector systems are completely service-free and require minimal maintance. Maintanence contracts with benefits such as guarenteed response time and warranty for detector parts keep your downtime to a minimum in case of accidental damage to the detector. Read more here.