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Customer case 1

The Anton Paar DCS 350 domed cooling stage is a stage accessory that has been designed for non-ambient XRD studies that require sample positioning and/or alignment in sample height, tilt or rotation. The DCS 350 is designed for flat solid samples with a maximum diameter of 25 mm. An X-ray transparent dome is available to facilitate measurements in controlled atmospheres, such as low vacuum or in inert gases, to prevent unwanted chemical reactions. Standardly the temperature range for the DCS 350 is from room temperature up to 350 °C (623 K). With the additional low-temperature equipment, the temperature range can be extended down to -100 °C (173 K). The DCS 350 is fully integrated in Data Collector. Measurements can be performed using Data Collector’s non-ambient batch programs. You can design your complete experiment by defining temperature profiles with desired heating and cooling rates. Moreover z-height compensation tables are available that correct automatically for the expansion of the Anton Paar sample holder (Ni plated Cu alloy) during non-ambient experiments. The DCS 350 stage is now available for mounting on top of the Empyrean three-axes cradle.

Custom applications

To complement our analytical services PANalytical also provides expert knowledge, accredited reference standards and tailored custom applications and standards. Our Nottingham laboratory maintains a comprehensive schedule of test methods for XRF analysis of 43 elements in pressed powder pellets and 23 elements/oxides in fused glass beads for the following materials: rocks, minerals, sediments, soils, sludges, cements, cement clinker, glasses, fly ash gypsum and building materials. PANalytical’s specialist sample handling includes high-quality analysis and preparation of fused beads for a wide range of difficult elements like fluorine and chlorine, in samples like fluorspar. Expert capabilities also extend to challenges not covered by accredited services such as analysis of manganese in polymers or preparation of milk powder reference material, to name a few.


Our consultancy services encompass proactive support, dedicated consultations from PANalytical application specialists, and assistance in the development of optimized analytical methodologies. Customers may, for example, require a straightforward ‘one-off’ program, focused on optimizing a single method. Alternatively, an ongoing program can combine yearly or half-yearly visits from application specialists, with telephone and remote computer support. Such an agreement often begins with an introduction visit from a PANalytical application specialist. This establishes a clear understanding of the operational environment and assesses the potential of the installed system.

Compliance & integrity

The constantly changing environment and the evolving business needs are reflected in our company’s business values and ethics. We strive to be an excellent business partner and a trustworthy company for our stakeholders. It is our commitment to maintain integrity and compliance in every aspect of our business operations worldwide. It is our mission to improve our customers’ processes by delivering high added value in analytical solutions. We work, communicate and cooperate in a transparent way, with trust and respect for each other and all other stakeholders. Through customer focus, entrepreneurship and focus on quality, in everything we do, we deliver superior value to our customers and shareholders, as a leading analytical company in the market. PANalytical is made up of talented and diverse people who work together with a consistent set of values, that provide the framework in everything we do. Only by living our values by heart, we remain successful as a company, and are able to offer a fantastic work environment. In addition, we are committed to human rights and decent working conditions in our work environment. At PANalytical, we have embedded the principles of sustainability in our policies across different business practices.