New Bruker D8 DISCOVER Plus XRD

The D8 DISCOVER Plus is a powerful new XRD instrument, and the new flagship of the Bruker X-Ray Diffraction range. The system is ideal for high power materials research and analysis of all sample types, from powders to polycrystalline and epitaxial films.

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Flagship XRD 

The D8 DISCOVER Plus is the new flagship of Bruker’s XRD range. Its strength lies in the combination of:

  • New TXS-HE Turbo X-Ray Source – Highly powerful, efficient and reliable.
  • New ATLAS gonoimeter – High endurance and outstanding accuracy.

TXS-HE Turbo X-Ray Source

The TXS-HE X-ray source delivers an extremely high intensity X-ray beam without compromising flexibility. Data collection is much faster than with conventional X-ray sources. This data is also better quality, for new insights into the structural properties of materials. This speed enables you to study dynamic processes, including time dependent phase transitions and kinetics in materials.

ATLAS Goniometer

The advanced design of the new ATLAS goniometer provides an even higher level of angular positioning accuracy, for more reliable data than ever before. It is extremely robust in all configurations, from classic powder diffraction to epitaxial thin-film characterisation.

The combination of this goniometer with the new X-ray source sets a new standard for laboratory XRD systems.


The D8 DISCOVER Plus offers unmatched capabilities for materials research and analysis:

  • 6kW high efficiency Turbo X-ray Source for line and spot focus applications
  • Outstanding accuracy of the ATLAS goniometer
  • Large detection area and dynamic range of the new EIGER2 R 500K multi-mode Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) detector
  • Three prefigured source-to-sample distances to complement the components, optics and detectors
  • Push-button switching between para-focusing Bragg-Brentano for classic methods and parallel beam for capillary measurements and GID.
With the introduction of the D8 DISCOVER Plus, Bruker once again sets new standards in XRD instrumentation. The D8 DISCOVER Plus is designed to deliver top-class results for structure analysis of all kinds of materials, from powders in the pharmaceutical industry to crystalline structures in semiconductor devices, and is a further step to strengthen Bruker’s position as the provider of the most powerful and user-friendly XRD solutions on the market.
Dr. Lutz Bruegemann, General Manager XRD and Vice President of Bruker AXS
Thin film thickness with XRD

Push button FFT thickness estimation and model based fitting results for RuO2 film.[/responsive]

Configure for your Application

The D8 DISCOVER Plus can be adapted for your sample’s requirements to give you optimal data. Multipurpose configurations are also available for powder diffraction and materials research – contact us for details.

Structure Analysis

Extract structural information with XRPD, including Rietveld (TOPAS) analysis, diffuse or “total” scattering (PDF analysis), and Small Angle X-Ray Scattering (SAXS).

Thin Film Analysis

Further optimise the incident beam with an additional optic bench position, to balance intensity and resolution.

Maximum Beam Conditioning

A third primary optical bench conditions the beam even further, with a variety of optics including Bartels geometry 4-bounce monochromators.

Blue Scientific is the official Nordic distributor for Bruker XRD systems (Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark and Finland). If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Bruker XRD

 Contact us on +44 (0)1223 422 269 or


PDF of titanium oxide nanoparticles

PDF (pair distribution function) refinement of titanium oxide nanoparticles, showing structural defects.