X-ray detector


Bruker Corporation, a global market leader in X-ray diffraction (XRD) instrumentation, and Dectris, a technology leader in hybrid photon counting (HPC) detectors for laboratory instrumentation and synchrotron beamlines, have introduced the Eiger2 R 250K X-ray detector, the latest member in the Eiger2 R series of HPC pixel detectors.

The new Eiger2 R 250K, with over 250,000 pixels, incorporates the latest technological enhancements applied to the entire Eiger2 R family, such as the doubled dynamical range and the expanded threshold energy range for an even more versatile background reduction. The very high frame rate common to all Eiger2 R detectors enables two-dimensional data collection in continuous scanning mode and single photon counting without any spatial distortion.

Bruker’s holistic integration of the Eiger2 R 250K and 500K detectors into the D8 Advance and D8 Discover has resulted in a powerful yet easy-to-use solution. The seamless integration into the Diffrac.Suite software architecture, the ergonomic design of the X-ray detector mount and dedicated accessories enable fast and reliable optimisation of instrument geometry and efficient data collection for many applications. Bruker’s consistent implementation on 0D, 1D and 2D data acquisition modes and patented algorithms ensure best data quality for every sample.

Bruker’s D8 Advance and D8 Discover X-ray diffractometers equipped with the new Eiger2 R 250K detector are extremely versatile tools for materials characterisation, covering all X-ray applications from X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD), micro X-ray diffraction (μXRD), texture or residual stress analysis, crystallite size determination, thin-film analysis by X-ray reflectometry (XRR) and high-resolution X-ray diffraction (HRXRD) to small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS).