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DECTRIS Ltd. introduces three new performance classes of Hybrid Photon Counting X-Ray Detectors

The PILATUS3 R, S, and X series extend DECTRIS' product portfolio and offer optimal performance for a wide range of X-ray applications and users

(PresseBox) (Baden (CH), ) DECTRIS introduces three new performance classes; the PILATUS3 R, S, and X series, based on the successful PILATUS3 Hybrid Photon Counting technology. The new detectors extend DECTRIS' product portfolio and offer optimal performance for a wide range of X-ray applications and users.

The PILATUS3 S and X series are aimed at synchrotron applications, whereas the PILATUS3 R series brings all advantages of Hybrid Photon Counting technology to the laboratory. The entire set of features enabling best possible data quality is common to all PILATUS3 detectors: DECTRIS instant retrigger technology for unsurpassed count rates and accurate count rate correction; absence of readout noise and dark current; direct detection of X-rays for a sharpest possible point-spread function.

"While the previous PILATUS3 detector family has successfully served the needs of cutting edge synchrotron beamlines, the three new detector series offer an important advantage for our customers: Everyone looking for the latest Hybrid Photon Counting technology will now find the optimal detector matching his requirements and possibilities," states Dr. Clemens Schulze-Briese, CSO of DECTRIS.

PILATUS3 R Laboratory Series

The PILATUS3 R series brings all of the revolutionary advantages of Hybrid Photon Counting technology from the synchrotron to the laboratory. As an evolution of the previous generation PILATUS laboratory series, PILATUS3 R adds next generation technology to the long list of unique advantages of our laboratory detectors: DECTRIS instant retrigger technology enables substantially enhanced count rates and highly accurate count rate corrections, for example in small molecule crystallography. Furthermore, the series of laboratory X-ray detectors is extended by the PILATUS3 R 1M. Its active area of 169 by 179 millimeters rivals that of image plate or large CCD detectors. The PILATUS3 R 1M outperfoms other types of laboratory X-ray detectors with its short readout time, high frame rates and absence of readout noise as well as dark current.

PILATUS3 S and X Synchrotron Series

X-ray detectors of the PILATUS3 S and X series meet the requirements of both advanced synchrotron instruments and cutting edge beamlines. With ample performance for any standard application, the PILATUS3 S series makes Hybrid Photon Counting technology accessible to virtually any synchrotron beamline and budget. A PILATUS3 S detector is the optimal choice for scientists looking for excellent data from a fast detector without requiring ultimate frame rates.

The PILATUS3 X series excels with frame rates up to 500 Hz and sub-millisecond readout time, enabling novel experimental strategies. Region of interest readout, a new feature of the PILATUS3 X series enables advantageous use of highest frame rates with even the largest models.

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DECTRIS Ltd. is one of the technically leading companies in X-ray detection. The DECTRIS Hybrid Photon Counting detectors have transformed basic research at synchrotron light sources, as well as in the laboratory and with industrial X-ray applications. DECTRIS aims to continuously improve the measurement quality, thereby enabling new scientific findings. The broad range of products is based on this pioneering technology, all scaled to meet the needs of various applications. DECTRIS also provides solutions for customer developments in scientific and industrial X-ray detection. DECTRIS was awarded the 2010 Swiss Economic Award in the High-Tech Biotech category, the most prestigious prize for start-up companies in Switzerland.