Driven by 60 years of experience in X-ray diffraction (XRD), small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and advanced X-ray optics, Anton Paar provides X-ray analysis solutions for every challenge. Our state-of-the-art X-ray instrumentation is used by customers across a large number of fields in both academia and industry. Discover how Anton Paar’s X-ray characterization analysis solutions can help you.
Your challenges – our solutions
X-ray Diffraction Instrumentation
- Unbeatable data quality with the highest efficiency
- Maximum measurement flexibility combined in one platform
- TruBeam™ concept with evacuated and fully automated optics
With XRDynamic 500, Anton Paar has taken XRD to the next level. A fully automated, multipurpose powder X-ray diffractometer, XRDynamic 500 combines unbeatable data quality and unrivalled measurement efficiency, is designed for intuitive use, and offers a high degree of automation. Thanks to a wide variety of sample stages, components, and non-ambient attachments, XRDynamic 500 is a versatile platform suitable for all powder XRD applications.
- Leading global expert and pioneer in SAXS solutions
- Laboratory instruments with the highest data quality
- Utmost flexibility for your applications
Anton Paar has been pioneering laboratory SAXS instruments for over 60 years. Our highly brilliant, flexible and easy-to-use instruments allow for measurements previously only possible at synchrotron stations – now, they are available in your lab. We are proud to manufacture in-house not only the instruments themselves, but also the advanced sample mounts and stages. This way, you can rely on superior quality and ultimate performance.
Non-ambient XRD attachments
- Technology leader with a vast range of options
- Unbeatable accuracy in temperature measurement and homogeneity
- Quality driven by experience
Since the 1960s, Anton Paar has been market leader for non-ambient X-ray diffraction attachments and has built up exceptional expertise in this special field of XRD. A broad state-of-the-art portfolio allows you to investigate your samples under, e.g. varying temperature, pressure, and relative humidity. Our stages can be easily mounted to almost any diffractometer with complete integration into the system, for your absolute comfort.
X-ray optics and X-ray sources
- State-of-the-art deposition techniques
- Global leaders in multilayer optics and monochromator fabrication
- Sub-atomic precision for X-ray fluorescence reference samples
In 2019, AXO DRESDEN joined the Anton Paar group. A global leader in the production of multilayer monochromators and X-ray mirrors, AXO has more than 20 years of experience in state-of-the-art coating technology. With strong links to research groups worldwide and the flexibility to design tailored solutions, AXO is an experienced inventor of X-ray analysis systems. Drawing from Anton Paar’s strength in the fabrication of X-ray sources and measuring instruments, AXO DRESDEN provides on-point solutions for your experiment tasks.
Applications – Take a look at the different application fields and download our application reports
Energy storage and conversion materials
The green energy revolution has made the study of energy storage and conversion materials a major challenge of the 21st century. Find out how our instruments can be the key to facing this challenge head-on.
Chemicals and Catalysts
Whether you work with polymers, catalysts, pigments, or agrochemicals, characterization and optimization of chemical formulations are critical factors to ensure that the desired product qualities are met. See how Anton Paar’s X-ray analysis instrumentation can push your research to the next level.
Biomaterials and pharmaceuticals
X-ray techniques play an important role in understanding and optimizing the different steps in drug development, formulation, and manufacturing – from the characterization of APIs, to storage and stability testing, and quality control.
Nanomaterials and their special chemical and physical properties continue to attract tremendous interest across almost every scientific discipline. X-ray analysis techniques are perfectly suited for the investigation of these materials to gain a deeper understanding of the structural features behind their novel properties.
Minerals and ceramics
Both minerals and ceramics show a huge variety of applications, from nutritional supplements to high-end electronics, and everything in between. X-ray analysis methods provide crucial insight into the chemical and structural properties of the sample at hand.
Mining and metals / alloys
X-ray analysis methods in the fields of mining and metal production can be used in ore grade control, optimization of production processes, and characterization of final products.
Cement and building materials
Knowledge of the chemical and mineralogical composition of cements, their pre-cursors, and raw materials is crucial for optimizing production processes and safeguarding product quality. X-ray analysis methods allow determination of the phase composition, specific surface, and the in-situ monitoring of various processes (e.g. hydration and dehydration).
Publications and educational resources
Anton Paar´s X-ray instruments are used to perform cutting-edge research in a wide variety of application fields. Here’s a selection of some recent publications citing our X-ray analysis instruments:
Inversion of quartz solid solutions at cryogenic temperatures.
Zandona A, Helsch G, Deubener J.: J Am Ceram Soc. 2020;103:6630–6638. doi.org/10.1111/jace.17393
Deep eutectic solvent in water pickering emulsions stabilised by cellulose nanofibrils.
Saffron J. Bryant, et. al.: RSC Adv., 2020, 10, 37023–37027. doi.org/10.1039/D0RA07575B
Laboratory Setup for Scanning-Free Grazing Emission X-ray Fluorescence.
Jonas Baumann et. al.: Analytical Chemistry, 2017, 89, 1965 – 1971. doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.6b04449
Experimental verification of the individual energy dependencies of the partial L-shell photoionization cross sections of Pd and Mo.
Philipp Hönicke et. al.: Physical Review Letters, 2014, 113, 163001-163005. doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.163001
Anton Paar Wiki pages
X-ray diffraction (XRD)
X-ray diffraction is an important non-destructive analysis method to study a huge variety of materials. Some of its most important applications are phase identification and quantification, microstructure analysis, and crystal structure analysis, amongst many others. Get an introduction to the technique here.
Non-ambient X-ray diffraction
Varying non-ambient parameters (temperature, pressure, atmosphere, humidity,…) adds a further dimension into your XRD experiment as materials of any kind tend to change their chemical and physical behavior under varying conditions.
SAXS nanostructure analysis
SAXS is a non-destructive method for investigating nanostructured samples, for example proteins, macromolecules, or nanoparticle dispersions. The technique requires practically no sample preparation and therefore analyzes a material in its original state.
Anton Paar Guides – Knowledge for your pocket
The Non-ambient Guide
This handy guidebook provides you with a general introduction to the field of non-ambient X-ray diffraction (NA-XRD). The content spans from instrumentation, analysis, and data interpretation to applications and much more.
The SAXS Guide
Are you new to the field of small-angle X-ray scattering, or do you want to deepen your knowledge? Do you have beam time coming up at the synchrotron or any in-house SAXS instrument? Learn about basic principles, instrument setups, practical aspects, applications, and more.
X-ray analytical solutions on LinkedIn
Check out the latest industry news and interesting applications. Stay up-to-date with developments in the field of X-ray-based materials characterization directly from the application experts at Anton Paar and AXO DRESDEN. Follow our LinkedIn page and stay informed.
Exhibitions and webinars
Powder Characterization Boot Camp (TX)
2023-08-21 – 2023-08-25
3955 World Houston Parkway Suite 170 Houston, Texas 77032, United States
Structure and surface characterization of porous membranes
New Horizons in Particle Analysis
Coating Adhesion of Medical Devices and Implants using Scratch Testing
Surface characterisation of teeth and bone
International Webinar: Introduction of SAXSpoint 5.0
SAXS入門 第1回 SAXSの基礎と概要
SAXS入門 第2回 SAXSのデータの見方
SAXS入門 第3回 SAXSのデータ解析
SAXSpoint 5.0 – the new, high-resolution laboratory SAXS system
Development and Application of Multilayer X-Ray Optics
RheoSAXS – relating nanostructures to macroscopic properties
BioSAXS - Exploring biological macromolecules in their native state
High-temperature X-ray diffraction - To the limits and beyond
レオロジーWebinar 第12回 粘弾性測定と光学測定の同時評価 その3
Driving XRD: The diffractometer launch by Anton Paar
TruBeam™ for XRDynamic 500: Getting the most out of your XRD data
Getting large - What's the difference between SAXS and USAXS?
Pushing the limits – X-ray diffraction under non-ambient conditions
Monitoring progress: In situ SAXS measurements
Primux 50 Micro: Microfocus X-ray source system
Reflection or transmission XRD: How to choose your measurement geometry
High-temperature XRD: History and modern applications
2022_次世代機 XRDynamic 500の革新的な特徴
Exploring the Nanoworld with SAXSpoint 5.0
2022_小角X線散乱装置 SAXSpoint 5.0の最新情報
Non-ambient XRD: Overcoming common problems and pitfalls
Studying the Flow Behavior of Nanostructured Materials with RheoSAXS
Low-Temperature Validation for Non-Ambient X-ray Diffraction
X-Ray Diffraction Live Virtual Demonstration
Powder Characterization Boot Camp (CA)
2023-04-03 – 2023-04-07
2824 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503, United States
Studying Electrochemical Reactions Using In Situ SAXS
Lunch & Learn | X-ray diffraction + Small-angle X-ray scattering
10:00 – 15:00
Powder Characterization Boot Camp (VA)
2023-05-01 – 2023-05-05
10215 Timber Ridge Drive Ashland, VA 23005, United States
Kooperationsseminar | Rheologie und Stabilität von dispersen Systemen
2023-05-08, 11:30 – 2023-05-10, 15:15
Advanced training | Potsdam, Germany
Caracterización de Polvos Farmacéuticos (Madrid)
09:00 – 17:30
XRD and SAXS for Operando Battery Research
09:00 – 09:45
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Caracterización de Polvos Farmacéuticos (Barcelona)
09:00 – 17:30
Powder Characterization Boot Camp (IL)
2023-06-05 – 2023-06-09
50 Lakeview Parkway Suites 116-117 Vernon Hills, IL 60061, United States
Kooperationsseminar | Poröse Materialien – von den Grundlagen bis zu den aktuellsten Forschungstrends
2023-06-14, 10:00 – 2023-06-15, 15:30
Advanced training | Gießen, Germany
31st International Materials Research Congress
Stand number 27
Optimizing Pharmaceutical Powder Characterization: 5 Key Techniques
Operando X-ray Diffraction Studies of Catalysts
Application of Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) to Pharmaceuticals
Best practice in low-temperature X-ray diffraction – a hot topic in the cold season
Keep it smooth - Small-angle X-ray scattering at grazing incidence for thin-film analysis
Small-angle X-ray scattering – analyzing size and structure of nanoparticulate systems