DECTRIS Introduces New High-Performance Microstrip X-Ray Detectors for Synchrotron Applications

DECTRIS Ltd. today announced its new generation of high-performance microstrip X-ray detectors, MYTHEN2 X for synchrotron applications.

 

MYTHEN2 X series.
MYTHEN2 X series. Image credit: Dectris Ltd.

 

The new MYTHEN2 X series combines unprecedented frame rates with supreme signal-to-noise ratios over an extended energy range. Its compact profile and symmetric module design enables maximum flexibility in integration of single or multi-modular systems in a wide range of diffractometer geometries.

“The high speed and space-saving design of the new MYTHEN2 X series makes it an excellent choice for time-resolved experiments. The energy and application range is further extended due to the availability of models with shorter strip length or thicker sensors. I am pleased that the redesign allows us to offer MYTHEN2 X detectors at very attractive prices”, said Stefan Brandstetter, Ph.D., Product Manager Synchrotron at DECTRIS Ltd.

Features of the new MYTHEN2 Xmicrostrip X-ray detectors include:

  • Unprecedented speed: Frame rates of 1000 Hz at highest dynamic range (24-bit) with up to 4 modules open up new horizons in time-resolved applications.
  • The world's smallest commercially available strip width: MYTHEN2 X detectors feature a strip width of 50 µm, with a point-spread function of onlyone strip. Three thicknesses (320, 450, and 1000 µm) and two lengths (4 and 8 mm) cover the needs of all X-ray diffraction and scattering techniques.
  • Optimal signal-to-noise ratios at low X-ray energies: Energies as low as 4 keVare supported withspecificsensor geometry (sensor thickness of 320 ìm and 4 mm strip length).
  • Maximum sensitive area and resolution for all X-ray analyses in the standard 8 mm length. Combined with a 1000 µmsensor and MYTHEN’s renowned resolution, it brings more accuracy to PDF calculations.
  • Two compact, symmetric module geometriesfor easy integration, including a redesigned 1280 strip module with MYTHEN2 X 1K, and a 640 strip module with MYTHEN2 X 1D.
  • Wide angular coverage ismade possibleby the new Detector Control System (DCS4). Up to four modules can be arranged in any geometry and operated at 1000 Hz for ultimate throughput and advanced time-resolved studies.
  • Flexible integration and control is available through a socket connection or a spec interface. Alternatively, an intuitive webinterface can also be used to controlthe detector.

Applications ofthe new MYTHEN2 X series include:

  • Time-resolved experiments
  • X-ray powder diffraction and scattering techniques
  • Residual stress measurements
  • Thin film and texture analysis
  • PDF analysis
  • SAXS, WAXS, GISAXS
  • Dispersive fluorescence spectroscopy

A MYTHEN2 X detector system consists of oneto four MYTHEN2X detector modules (1K or 1D),a Detector Control System (DCS4),a power supply, connecting cables, software to control the detector, and documentation.

About DECTRIS
As the technology leader in X-ray detection, DECTRIS aims to continuously improve measurement quality to enable new findings and innovative results in science and industry. DECTRIS X-ray detectors make optimum use of the company’s pioneering hybrid photon counting (HPC) technology. It has transformed basic research at synchrotron light sources, as well as in laboratory and industrial X-ray applications worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.dectris.com or call 0041.56.500.2100

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