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EIGER X Detector Series from DECTRIS

The new EIGER X detector series available from DECTRIS offers unparalleled performance for the most challenging synchrotron applications. Continuous readout together with frame rates in the kilohertz range opens up new possibilities in X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy and time-resolved experiments.

Up until now, beam imaging method such as ptychography has become routinely possible. The excellent point-spread function and small pixel size are perfect for high-resolution and coherent diffraction experiments. Additionally, highest count rates per unit area perfectly match the growing beamline brightness.

EIGER X, the summit of hybrid photon counting detectors, will allow users to realize their scientific ambitions.

Key Features

The main features of the EIGER X detector are:

  • High spatial resolution with 75µm pixel size
  • Continuous readout with 3µs dead time
  • Extremely compact housing
  • Excellent point-spread function
  • No readout noise or dark current
  • Hybrid photon counting: Direct detection of X-rays in single-photon-counting mode
  • Count rates up to 5•108 phts/s/mm2
  • Kilohertz frame rates with duty cycle > 99%
  • Room temperature operation of all components


The main features of the EIGER X detector are:

  • X-ray imaging
  • Powder diffraction
  • Surface diffraction
  • Single crystal diffraction
  • Time-resolved experiments
  • Ptychography
  • Macromolecular crystallography
  • Small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering
  • X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy

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