Hecus X-Ray Systems, the leading specialized innovator in X-ray nanostructure
analytics, sets a new milestone: it expands its programme by integrating small-and
wide-angle X-ray scattering (SWAXS) with microcalorimetry in a compact laboratory
system. By an exclusive collaboration with Setaram, France, widely acknowledged
developer and supplier of high-sensitivity DSC (differential scanning calorimetry)
and isothermal microcalorimeters, Hecus now provides an analytical capability
for the chemical and pharmaceutical laboratory, that was up to now available
only at large research installations such as synchrotron radiation sources.
- Absolute SAXS - it is not a XRS camera with SAXS extention
- Uniquely adaptable SWAXS instrument
- Uniquely embedded Calorimeter
The new S3-MICROcaliX®
combines proprietary technologies in X-ray optics, calorimetry and advanced
data acquisition systems. The uniquely high X-ray brilliance of the Hecus S3-MICRO
SWAXS system allows to perform temperature scanning experiments with rates up
to 120°/h, a dynamic calorimeter range of ± 190 mW and a sensitivity
of 0.02 µW. Nanostructural and calorimetric effects, phase transitions,
reactions in solid powders, pastes and liquid samples can now be investigated
simultaneously in one single experiment. The advantage is not just an economical,
but also a qualitative one: uncertainties and errors that previously could originate
from different experimental sample environment, history etc, are eliminated.
The compactness, electronic system integration and ease of operation of S3-MICROcaliX®
are designed to fulfil all practical requirements of R&D, quality control,
and process analytical technology (PAT).