High Pressure XRD
High pressure crystallography is used to study the physical structure of materials under high pressure using x-ray diffraction analysis. This technique is particularly relevant for earth sciences, high pressure materials synthesis study or optimization, and high resolution macromolecular structure determination.
X-ray beam requirement
Typically, Diamond Anvil Cells (DAC) are used to apply pressure on small samples (typically smaller than 200 microns). The x-ray beam has to be concentrated onto a small area in order to avoid hitting any part of the cell. Usually short wavelength radiation is used to decrease absorption from the diamond cell.
Two-dimensional multilayer optics coupled with high brilliance microfocus sources can provide a highly focused intense beam leading to diffraction signals with good signal to noise ratios.
FOX3D and GeniX3D: unique performance solution for Mo radiation
Mo Kα (17,5 KeV) radiation is typically used for this application. Such x-ray sources have a lower efficiency compare to other radiation such as copper, making the choice of the optical component even more critical.
With its unique single reflection FOX 3D optics and GeniX 3D for Mo radiation, Xenocs provides best in class solutions to upgrade your existing high pressure crystallography installation.
Please have a look at the application notes below to learn more through customer cases about the performance of our products for your application.
High pressure XRD
|Performing High Pressure diffraction experiments using Xenocs' GeniX Mo Small Spot beam delivery system [03/2007]|
- FOX 2D CU 25-25
- GENIX 3D Mo High Flux