High-Intensity In-Plane Diffraction with the Bruker D8 DISCOVER Plus XRD
A new non-coplanar arm and X-ray optics are available for the Bruker D8 DISCOVER Plus XRD system. These increase measured intensities by up to one order of magnitude, for the highest quality data for insights into the structural properties of materials.Follow @blue_scientific
New Technology for the Bruker D8 DISCOVER Plus
Bruker has launched new technology for the the D8 DISCOVER Plus, which is the flagship of their XRD (X-Ray Diffraction) range. Two cutting-edge new components are now available:
- Non-coplanar arm
- MONTEL Plus X-ray optics
Non Coplanar Arm
The new non-coplanar arm enables the D8 DISCOVER Plus to perform in-plane diffraction measurements, with unmatched accuracy. Together with Bruker’s patented Automated Torque Control technology in the ATLAS goniometer, the non-coplanar arm sets a new benchmark for in-plane diffraction.
New X-Ray Optics
For successful in-plane diffraction on ultra-thin layers and films, a highly parallel and intense X-ray beam is essential. The new MONTEL Plus X-ray optics feature a unique IμSTM X-ray source.
The new optics deliver a millimetre-sized beam with high brilliance, low divergence and ultra-low background. This gives you unmatched resolution and intensity for in-plane diffraction.
Using the new optics and non-coplanar arm, you can now see an increase in measured intensities by up to one order of magnitude. This provides the highest data quality for insights into structural properties.
The D8 DISCOVER Plus also incorporates the latest X-ray detector technology, including:
- LYNXEYE XE-T strip detector with the highest available energy resolution
- EIGER2 R 500K multi-mode Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) detector
The D8 DISCOVER Plus is also compatible with the complete suite of D8 family components. These can be changed easily to customise the system for each measurement. Parts are recognised automatically as you add them, with DIFFRAC.SNAP-LOCK for alignment-free exchange of system sub-units without tools.
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