Compact Photon Counting Detector for Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction

2D semiconductor X-ray detector

The HyPix-Bantam detector is a next-generation two-dimensional semiconductor detector designed specifically to meet the needs of the home lab diffractionist. The HyPix-Bantam is a Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) X-ray detector with an active area of approximately 3000 mm², a small pixel size of 100 μm x 100 μm and a high count rate of greater than 10⁶ cps/pixel. 

HyPix-Bantam Overview

A big advantage of the HPC X-ray detectors is that each pixel is independent and the overall dynamic range of a detector is a sum of the dynamic range of each individual pixel. Each pixel in the HyPix-Bantam has two 16-bit counters, and these can be combined to work as a single 31-bit counter achieving very wide dynamic range. Another benefit of HPC X-ray detectors is the extremely low background noise and high sensitivity meaning that even low photon counts are detected. The combination of all these features means that images with both strong and weak reflections present are measured extremely accurately without the need to do a second pass of reciprocal space in order to recollect the image at a lower exposure time. The HyPix-Bantam allows data to be collected very quickly due to its high sensitivity and dynamic range.

HyPix-Bantam Features

Available with XtaLAB Synergy-i and XtaLAB mini II diffractometers
Direct photon counting detector
Extremely low noise, fast readout and high dynamic range
100 µm² pixel size
Active area 77.5 x 38.5 mm
Made by Rigaku

HyPix-Bantam Specifications

Technique Single crystal X-ray diffraction
Benefit Fast, sensitive photon counting detector
Technology Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) X-ray detector
Attributes Air-cooled HPC detector
Computer External PC, MS Windows® OS, CrysAlisPro
Dimensions 147 (W) x 93 (H) x 180 (D) (mm)
Mass 2 kg approx. (core unit)
Power requirements 1Ø, 100-240 V, 15 A

HyPix-Bantam Application Notes

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