At ACHEMA 2009, Bruker AXS,
the global market leader in X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) instrumentation, introduces
its next-generation D8 ADVANCETM diffraction solution for the analysis of polycrystalline
material by means of X-ray powder diffraction.
This latest model D8 ADVANCE is the successor to the most popular X-ray diffractometer
on the market. Where the previous D8 ADVANCE achieved the best data on the strength
of its high-performance hardware and software, the new D8 ADVANCE increases
the ease of use with real-time component detection and plug-and-play functionality.
These unique features allow the user to switch easily between most X-ray powder
diffraction applications, including qualitative and quantitative crystalline
phase identification, micro-structure and crystalline structure analysis, residual
stress and texture investigations, X-ray reflectometry and micro-diffraction.
An integral part of the new D8 ADVANCE is the new software DIFFAC.SUITETM with
consistently implemented automation functionality: an accessory or subunit mounted
onto the instrument registers itself with its relevant parameters and analytical
capabilities in real time, including powerful component-conflict detection.
The factory-aligned, snap-lock X-ray optics provide true ‘plug-and-play’
functionality, i.e. automatic and tool-free switching of the diffraction geometry,
requiring minimal user intervention. The DIFFRAC.SUITE offers intuitive operation
based on a graphical user interface that can be customized to match the operator’s
requirements. DIFFRAC.SUITE comes along with all the features and leading algorithms
of its predecessor DIFFRACplus.
“The new D8 ADVANCE continues the steady stream of innovations within
our very successful XRD product line. Our novel design interface between hardware
and software provides high level expert analytical XRD capabilities while minimizing
user intervention,” stated Dr. Arnt Kern, XRD Product Manager at Bruker
“We are convinced that the new D8 ADVANCE with the DIFFRAC.SUITE software
meets the evolving requirements of the global XRD user community, today and
in the future. The new D8 ADVANCE will further strengthen our position as the
leading global XRD company by expanding the market potential into applications
which never used XRD before,” commented Dr. Lutz Brügemann, Director
of R&D and Marketing at Bruker AXS.