Empyrean is a true multi-purpose research x-ray diffractometer. Like no other system available, the Empyrean platform is designed for now, and for years to come. It is PANalytical’s answer to the challenges of modern materials research, where the lifetime of a diffractometer is considerably longer than the horizon of any research project.
Every major component is new: the X-ray source, the goniometer, the sample stages and the radiation enclosure. Importantly, the instrument also introduces the world’s first 3D detection system, PIXcel3D. Users can switch between application setups in a fast and cost-effective way using PANalytical’s proven PreFIX concept, with no system realignment, and no compromise on the quality of x-ray diffraction data.
Empyrean is unique in its ability to measure all sample types on a single instrument, without compromising data quality:
- thin films
- solid objects
Empyrean can perform preferred orientation (texture) and residual XRD stress analysis using the chi-tilt method. When working with large and heavy samples the 3-axes Empyrean cradle enables analysis of components weighing up to 2 kg. Parallel-beam geometry can be used for the phase identification of rough and irregularly shaped objects.
Good Laboratory Practice
Empyrean with its alignment-free PreFIX modules, measurement and analysis automation possibilities supports anyone who has Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) in mind. In addition, every aspect of the Empyrean package, from the diffractometer hardware to dedicated analysis solutions, comes with extensive tutorials for novice users yet offers access to all functions for experts.