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Driving XRD: Anton Paar launches powder diffractometer XRDynamic 500

Anton Paar introduces its own powder diffractometer after supplying non‑ambient XRD attachments and pioneering the SAXS sector for many years. XRDynamic 500 is a fully automated multipurpose X-ray powder diffractometer for the laboratory combining unbeatable data quality with up to a 50 % increase in measurement efficiency. XRDynamic 500: Driving XRD.

The core of XRDynamic 500 is the unique TruBeam™ concept which includes a large goniometer radius offering best-in-class measurement resolution for high-quality XRD data. Also, the beam path is evacuated – a first amongst laboratory powder diffractometers ­– to minimize air scattering and maximize signal-to-noise ratio. Together, these two features eliminate compromise between measurement speed and data quality. Excellent data can now be collected under standard conditions.

TruBeam™ delivers flexibility and convenience for the user via fully automated X‑ray optics together with automated instrument and sample alignment routines. Automatic switching between up to three different beam geometries at the click of a button allows measurement of different samples with different instrument configurations without any user input.

The high degree of automation along with component recognition and simplified workflows in the XRDdrive control software make XRDynamic 500 both easy to use for beginners and flexible for advanced users, reducing the risk of potential errors. Even novices can collect high-quality XRD data without the need for extensive training.

XRDynamic 500 is a true multipurpose diffraction platform enabling collection of data on many different sample types for various analytical tasks. Whether the sample is a powder, a solid, or a nanomaterial, a prime measurement solution is always possible via an extensive range of components and sample stages. This includes the latest pixel detector technology from CERN and Anton Paar’s world-leading non-ambient XRD attachments, which function with a built-in control unit and optimal non-ambient infrastructure in the radiation-safe instrument enclosure. A dedicated SAXS configuration with fully evacuated beam path from source to detector delivers data with the quality of a stand-alone line-focus SAXS instrument with a qmin of 0.05 nm-1 for advanced nanostructure analysis.

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About Anton Paar


The Anton Paar Group develops, produces, distributes and provides support for analytical instruments used in research, development and quality control worldwide. Located in South Africa, Anton Paar Southern Africa (Pty) provides sales, application support and service to users across Southern Africa.

Anton Paar produces high-end measuring and laboratory instruments for industry and research. It is the world leader in the measurement of density, concentration and CO2 and in the field of rheometry. Other areas of specialty are: Petroleum testing, microwave synthesis, viscometry, polarimetry, refractometry, X-ray scattering, sample preparation and surface characterization.

The core competence of Anton Paar – high-precision production – and close contact to the scientific community form the basis for the quality of Anton Paar’s instruments. Continuous training and investments in R&D ensure that Anton Paar products live up to their excellent reputation.

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