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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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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