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The world’s first 1D silicon strip detector for laboratory X-rays

As the world’s first silicon-based position-sensitive 1D detector for XRD, the X’Celerator is the result of the pioneering development from PANalytical. With the R&D 100 Award-winning X’Celerator detector you can perform XRD measurements up to 100 times faster than with a traditional point detector, without compromising data quality. With no need for cooling water, liquid nitrogen flow, counting gas or time-consuming calibrations, it is a cost-effective solution. The X’Celerator is designed exclusively for PANalytical’s diffractometers for applications in research and industry.

For XRD at extremely high temperatures

Anton Paar HTK 2000N is a strip heater chamber designed for powder X-ray diffraction in reflection geometry at extremely high temperatures up to 2300 ºC (tungsten strip) in vacuum, air or inert atmosphere. Depending on the experimental requirements, various types of heating strips (Pt, W, Ta; others on request) can be mounted inside the chamber. Due to the direct sample heating the heat-up rate can be as fast as 500 ºC/min (with W strip). The design of the chamber is optimized for a minimum temperature gradient along the heating strip and for maximum position stability of the sample.

In situ XRD at high pressure and high temperature conditions

Anton Paar HPC 900 is a furnace-type heater optimized for in situ powder X-ray diffraction measurements (reflection geometry, Mo or Ag radiation) on powder and solid samples with gas atmospheres in the pressure range from 1 to 100 bars. It was designed to work with hydrogen, but other gases can also be used (please see chamber leaflet for details). A double-wall chamber design consisting of an inner pressure core and an outer safety shell is flushed with N2 gas to prevent accumulation of dangerous gas mixtures. Due to the environmental heating to 900 ºC high temperature uniformity is guaranteed over the entire sample volume. The thermocouple is placed right underneath the sample for accurate temperature measurement and control. For an easy handling of air-sensitive samples a gas flow ring enabling a flow of inert gas is placed around the sample insert port.