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Bruker and DECTRIS launch EIGER2 R 500K

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Bruker and DECTRIS have announced the EIGER2 R 500K, the latest generation of Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) pixel detectors developed by DECTRIS, the technology leader for HPC detectors for laboratory instrumentation and synchrotron beam lines. In close collaboration, DECTRIS and BRUKER have seamlessly integrated this outstanding 2D detector into Bruker’s D8 ADVANCETM and D8 DISCOVERTM instrument platforms to further improve performance for numerous X-ray diffraction (XRD) applications.

The most recent generation of the proprietary EIGER HPC detector offers a distinctive set of enhanced and new benefits for XRD: high frame rate enabling 2D data collection in continuous scanning mode, single photon counting without spatial distortion, highest count rates and dynamic range. In combination with the Bruker D8TM X-ray diffraction systems, switching between 0D, 1D, and 2D mode is possible.

These new features are fully integrated into the Bruker D8TM X-ray diffraction systems, and enable the EIGER2 R 500K detector to produce excellent diffraction data for applications from powder diffraction (XRPD), micro diffraction (µXRD), texture or residual stress analysis, crystallite size determination, thin film analysis by X-ray reflectometry (XRR), and high-resolution diffraction (HRXRD) to small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS and GISAXS). This powerful combination of the D8 ADVANCE or the D8 DISCOVER with the EIGER2 R 500K significantly extends and speeds up the analysis capabilities for XRD users.

“Collaborating from the early stage in the product development, we were able to provide our new EIGER2 R 500K detector with seamless integration into Bruker AXS D8 XRD systems. This is enabling customers to take advantage of cutting-edge detector technology for their laboratory right from the launch,” stated Christian Broennimann, the CEO of DECTRIS.

Dr. Lutz Bruegemann, the Bruker AXS Vice President and General Manager XRD , added, “The coordinated development teams at DECTRIS and Bruker have done a tremendous job. The result is outstanding synergy between the latest HPC detector technology and the most powerful and user-friendly XRD platform on the market, enabling customers to use the new EIGER 2R 500K seamlessly incorporated into our D8 diffraction solutions for many important applications.”

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