X-ray diffraction

Meet the demand for high-precision chemical analysis

Quickly obtain detailed structural and phase information of materials using x-ray diffraction (XRD), a versatile and nondestructive analytical technique. XRD analysis provides high-performance results in a wide range of industrial and research applications including academic research, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, polymers, semiconductors, thin films, metals and minerals.

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Featured XRD systems for material science

Get a dedicated XRD system for QA/QC, academic, and routine applications with the compact, affordable Thermo Scientific™ ARL™ EQUINOX 100 X-ray Diffractometer. This transportable bench top instrument offers true flexibility.

Experience real-time measurement in a simple yet powerful benchtop XRD analyzer. The Thermo Scientific™ ARL™ EQUINOX 1000 X-ray Diffractometer offers maintenance free, simplified operation for QA and routine XRD studies.

Experience fast, accurate measurements with the Thermo Scientific™ ARL™ EQUINOX 3000 X-ray Diffractometer. This research-grade diffraction system provides high resolution detectors, a large sample area, and choice of X-ray sources.

Perform phase identification and quantification and structural analysis of polycrystalline materials. The Thermo Scientific™ ARL™ EQUINOX 5000 X-ray Diffractometer can be customized for applications requiring a four circle goniometer.

Perform advanced analyses and combined studies in real time. The Thermo Scientific™ ARL™ EQUINOX 6000 X-ray Diffractometer provides thin layer analysis, reflectometry, micro-diffraction, residual stress analysis, and texture measurements.

Achieve reliable analysis with high reproducibility and sample throughput. Thermo Scientific™ ARL™ 9900 Pot Flux X-ray Analyzer includes XRD to analyze typical bath phases and XRF to determine total calcium content in bath samples.

Perform both chemical and phase analysis in one simple operation with the Thermo Scientific™ ARL™ 9900 Total Cement Analyzer. Achieve excellent process control and ensure consistent clinker quality. 

Achieve efficient process monitoring and control for metallurgical and mining processes with full XRF and XRD capabilities in one fast, streamlined process using the Thermo Scientific™ ARL™ 9900 X-Ray WorkStation™.

Get qualitative and quantitative analysis of polycrystalline materials. The Thermo Scientific™ ARL™ X'TRA Powder Diffractometer can be customized for phase transitions and structural investigations at low and high temperatures, nonambient atmosphere, on thin films and small samples.

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Analyzing Clinker Phases with the Thermo Scientific ARL 9900 Total Cement Analyzer

Technology that combines the advantages of both XRF and XRD together is the best solution to ensure quality control in the cement manufacturing process. Quartz in raw meal, free lime in clinker, clinker phases and limestone additions in cement can be quantified with high sensitivity, reliability and excellent stability.

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