X-Ray Analysis Solutions

X-Ray Analysis Solutions

Our answers for every challenge in academia and industry

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.

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SAXS Instrumentation

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nanomaterials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Publications and educational resources

Selected publications

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:

XRD:

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

 

SAXS:

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

 

AXO DRESDEN:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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