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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Long-wavelength MX system

"Long-term experience with PILATUS detectors at DLS, their high data quality and huge scientific success, encouraged us to start the ambitious in-vacuum low-energy PILATUS 12M development project with DECTRIS. Most important for realizing a complex beamline project, DECTRIS proved to be a very competent and reliable partner and stayed in schedule." 

Armin Wagner, Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire (UK)


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In-vacuum SAXS detector

"The in-vacuum PILATUS 1M detector has significantly improved our SAXS capabilities, especially for weakly scattering samples and for element-specific measurements at low energies."

Michael Krumrey, Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt, Berlin (Germany)


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PILATUS hybrid-pixel detectors have revolutionized data acquisition at synchrotron beamlines. With the advent of the PILATUS 300K 20Hz, DECTRIS brings all the advantages of the hybrid-pixel technology to your laboratory. Read more about our newest detector specifically designed for laboratory experiments.


DECTRIS Ltd., November 22nd, 2011

Laboratory & Industry

"As a diffractometer manufacturer, we are using various DECTRIS detectors since 2009 and have integrated the MYTHEN and PILATUS detectors into the high-end instruments of our product portfolio. The outstanding specs of these detectors in terms of noise, dynamic range, readout time etc. have enabled us, to extremely improve the performance of our instruments and generated new possibilities for the scientific use of STOE instruments. In terms of delivery reliability, assistance and support our experiences with DECTRIS are excellent and we are looking forward to continue the successful partnership with DECTRIS in the future."

Jens Richter, STOE & Cie, May 29th 2012

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