DECTRIS SINGLA® detector is a fast, hybrid-pixel electron detector for a wide range of Life Science applications.

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DECTRIS SINGLA® detector is a hybrid-pixel electron-counting camera optimized for Life Science applications. With a sensitive area of roughly 1,000 x 1,000-pixels, it is suitable for Cryo-Electron Microscopy (cryoEM) and Micro-Electron Diffraction (microED) applications. Experiments in single-particle analysis and cryo-electron tomography also benefit greatly from this detector’s speed. In addition, SINGLA detector’s fast readout speed (exceeding 2,000 frames per second), combined with its superior dynamic range, make it the ideal detector for small-molecule and 3D micro-crystallography. The detector is bottom-mounted and compatible with JEOL and Thermo Fisher Scientific Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM).

  • Fast & Accurate: detector’s direct electron detection at fast frame rate allow for optimal data collection at lower energies (100 keV), enabling low-dose electron microscopy.
  • Compatible: DECTRIS SINGLA® detector is compatible with the SerialEM program.

Detector Specifications*

Number of pixels (W x H)

1,028 x 1,062

Active area (W x H)




77.1 x 79.7 

Pixel size (W x H)




75 x 75

Sensor material

Silicon (Si)

Energy range




5.0 - 200

Frame rate (max.)




2,250 (16-bit); 4,500 (8-bit)

Count rate (max.)





Detective Quantum Efficiency, DQE(0)

0.9 at 100 kV, 0.8 at 200 kV

Detector mounting

Bottom, on-axis

*All specifications are subject to change without notice.
All technical documentation is available here.

SINGLA Technical Documentation

Key Contact

Luca Piazza
Product Manager - Electron Microscopy

Case Study

Reducing electron energies from the current standard to 100 keV offers both savings in terms of costs and potentially improved imaging for Cryo-Electron Microscopy (cryoEM). Hybrid-pixel direct electron detectors could play a major role in this revolution. 

Publication: CryoEM at 100 keV: a Demonstration and Prospects, IUCrJ Vol. 6, November 2019

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