At PITTCON 2015, Bruker AXS introduced its D8 ENDEAVOR™ process diffraction solution for the analysis of polycrystalline material by means of X-ray powder diffraction.
The new D8 ENDEAVOR is the successor to the well-established and market leading D4 ENDEAVOR™ process diffractometer. The new D8 ENDEAVOR pairs accuracy, precision and analysis speed with the superior hardware and software technology inherent to all members of the successful D8 family of Bruker AXS’ diffraction solutions.
The D8 ENDEAVOR is equipped with the latest 1-dimensional LYNXEYE XE™ detector technology enabling short measurement times while maintaining high sensitivity for the detection of crystallographic phases with the lowest concentrations. This feature of the D8 ENDEAVOR is the essential for powerful process and quality control in the aluminium, cement, geology, mining, pharmaceutical and pigment industries.
The flexibility of the sample handling with the new D8 ENDEAVOR has been extended to guarantee high adaptability and reliability: conveyor belt or external robot interface for automated sample loading, continued measurements during manual loading of single samples or sample trays while measurements are executed, fast and robust internal sample handling, as well as a permanently kept horizontal sample position.
It is also easy to operate in either standalone PC-based or in automation-integrated mode. The optional touchscreen interface simplifies measurement and data analysis for non-expert operation.
Another crucial part of the diffraction solutions based on the new D8 ENDEAVOR is the software DIFFRAC.SUITE™ and TOPAS™. The well-proven DIFFRAC.SUITE offers intuitive operation based on a graphical user interface that can be customised to match the operator’s requirements. The brand-new DIFFRAC.DQUANT™ plug-in provides enhanced conventional or legally mandatory quantification methods based on calibrations. With TOPAS, the quantitative crystalline phase and micro-structure analysis can be executed accurately without any standard samples due to the unique implementation of the fundamental parameter approach.
Dedicated application packages for cement, minerals and metals and professional support by the global Bruker service network guarantee a fast ramp-up and high up-time of the new D8 ENDEAVOR diffraction solution.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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