Extended Non-Ambient Capillary Diffraction Capabilities from Panalytical and Anton Paar

Modern materials science demands sophisticated tools to perform investigations in defined environments and under controlled temperature conditions. Non-ambient X-ray diffraction (XRD) is established for a wide range of industrial and research applications. Now, a new capillary extension, compatible with PANalytical's combined X'Pert PRO MPD/HTK 1200N High-Temperature Oven Chamber (Anton Paar) system, expands the capabilities of this already powerful combination. The novel accessory creates a 'two-in-one' Reflection- and Transmission High-Temperature XRD system, further strengthening PANalytical's non-ambient diffraction capabilities.

PANalytical's unique PreFIX concept allows seamless integration of the new Capillary Extension, transforming the HTK 1200N High-Temperature Oven Chamber into a high-end capillary heater for transmission XRD between 25 and 1000°C. Conversion between standard geometry for flat samples and the capillary setup can be carried out in minutes, without removing the oven chamber from the goniometer. Temperature data are saved in XRDML format for further processing using PANalytical's X'Pert Data Collector software which controls all measurement routines.

Studying materials in non-ambient conditions is important for many industries and areas of research. XRD of capillary samples offers an effective solution for preferred orientation problems, providing an easy and rapid method for obtaining randomly oriented powder samples. Uniform high temperature performance and excellent control characterize the HTK 1200N. This, together with straightforward capillary handling and alignment, and an impressive scan range of 1.5 to 88°, means that the application possibilities of this instrumental combination are inspiring.

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PANalytical is the world's leading supplier of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), with more than half a century of experience. The materials characterization equipment is used for scientific research and development, for industrial process control applications and for semiconductor metrology.

PANalytical, founded in 1948 as part of Philips, employs around 1000 people worldwide. Its headquarters are in Almelo, the Netherlands. Fully equipped application laboratories are established in Japan, China, the USA, and the Netherlands. PANalytical's research activities are based in Almelo (NL) and on the campus of the University of Sussex in Brighton (UK). Supply and competence centers are located on two sites in the Netherlands: Almelo (development and production of X-ray instruments) and Eindhoven (development and production of X-ray tubes). A sales and service network in more than 60 countries ensures unrivalled levels of customer support.

The company is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001.

The product portfolio includes a broad range of XRD and XRF systems and software widely used for the analysis and materials characterization of products such as cement, metals and steel, nanomaterials, plastics, polymers and petrochemicals, industrial minerals, glass, catalysts, semiconductors, thin films and advanced materials, pharmaceutical solids, recycled materials and environmental samples.

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