PHOTON II detector, single crystal x-ray diffraction
PHOTON detector, CMOS, single crystal X-ray diffraction

SC-XRD Detectors

Detectors for crystallographic applications require a unique combination of sensitivity, speed, dynamic range, resolution, and detector size. The PHOTON II, and PHOTON 50 take full advantage of very-high-flux X-ray sources.

These revolutionary detectors are offered in the, D8 QUEST ECO, D8 QUEST and D8 VENTURE. All our detectors for single crystal X-ray diffraction feature our unique air-cooled design, which gives you ultimate convenience and reliability, backed by our unmatched three-year detector warranty.

PHOTON II

From the company that brought you the first in-house CCD and CMOS detectors, Bruker once again continues to spearhead X-ray detector development with the revolutionary new PHOTON II, the first CPAD for in-house X-ray crystallography.

  • Largest monolithic active area of any pixel array
  • No gaps due to the use of a single wafer-scale silicon sensor
  • Single-photon sensitivity
  • No charge sharing effects, zero counting losses

PHOTON 50

The D8 QUEST ECO features the PHOTON 50 CMOS detector. The CMOS sensor used in the PHOTON 50 is two times larger than a typical CCD chip, and features 1:1 detection for up to 6 times higher sensitivity.

Additionally, zero-maintenance CMOS sensors do not suffer from the blooming and streaking seen in CCDs and thus the PHOTON 50 handles strong reflections better which results in an impressive low-resolution data quality.

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