New EIGER2 R 250K XRD Detector for Bruker XRD

The EIGER2 R 250K is an HPC (Hybrid Photon Counting) pixel detector by DECTRIS for the Bruker D8 ADVANCE and DISCOVER XRD systems.

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EIGER2 R 250K Detector for Bruker XRD

The EIGER2 R 250K X-ray detector is the latest member in the EIGER2 R series of HPC (Hybrid Photon Counting) pixel detectors, joining the larger EIGER2 R 500K.

The new detector was developed by DECTRIS, the technology leader for HPC detectors. It has a large square sensor with over 250,000 pixels, together with all the benefits of the EIGER2 range.

In particular, our users at the synchrotron keep pushing us for better performance and making the full potential of our leading EIGER2 technology available. For the new EIGER2 R 250K, we have transferred our recent advances into a detector that brings improvements such as an even wider dynamic range and increased energy ranges to the broadest possible audience in the laboratory.
Dr. Clemens Schulze-Briese, Vice President and CSO of DECTRIS
Bruker EIGER2 R 250K

EIGER2 R Series Features

The new detector features the latest technological enhancements of the EIGER2 R family:

  • Doubled dynamical range.
  • Expanded threshold energy range for versatile background reduction.
  • Very high frame rate:
    • 2D data collection in continuous scanning mode.
    • Single photon counting without spatial distortion.


EIGER2 R detectors are designed specifically for the Bruker D8 ADVANCE and D8 DISCOVER X-ray diffractometers.

The new detector integrates seamlessly into Bruker’s DIFFRAC.SUITE software. The ergonomic design of the X-ray detector mount and dedicated accessories enable fast and reliable instrument geometry optimisation and efficient data collection. This ensures the best quality data for every sample, using 0D, 1D, and 2D data acquisition modes and patented algorithms.

Users across academia and industry appreciate the intuitive operation and excellent results obtained on our D8 diffraction solutions equipped with EIGER2 500K R detectors. With the expanded EIGER2 R detector line-up and the upgraded HPC detector technology, we are now enabling more customers to use their D8 diffractometer as a true multi-purpose instrument without compromising on data quality.
Dr. Lutz Bruegemann, Bruker AXS Vice President and General Manager XRD & XRM

XRD Applications

Bruker’s D8 X-ray diffractometers are extremely versatile tools for materials characterisation for all X-ray applications including:

  • Powder diffraction (XRPD)
  • Micro diffraction (μXRD)
  • Texture and residual stress analysis
  • Crystallite size determination
  • Thin film analysis by X-ray reflectometry (XRR)
  • High-resolution diffraction (HRXRD)
  • Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS)

Launch Video

Watch the launch video about the features and benefits of the EIGER2 R 250K and 500K detectors, with insights into how they were developed by DECTRIS, and why applications scientists like the detectors for thin film analysis and powder diffraction applications.

Q&A Session

Watch a recording of Bruker’s Q&A livestream from the launch of the new detector, with Bruker’s XRD team:

  • Dr. Christina Drathen – Product Manager, XRD
  • Dr. Michael Evans – Application Scientist, XRD
  • Jon Giencke – Global Marketing Manager, XRD & XRM

When to use 0D, 1D and 2D Diffraction

A recording of Bruker’s Live from the Lab session on YouTube, which takes place every month. This time they focus on when to use 0, 1 and 2 dimension modes, what each means and what’s involved with switching between them. The video includes live demonstrations in the lab.

More Information

Blue Scientific is the official distributor of Bruker XRD in the Nordic region (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Finland). We’re available to answer all your questions – just get in touch:

 Contact us on +44 (0)1223 422 269 or

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