Unlike Any Other Benchtop
The AXRD Benchtop powder diffractometer was designed to provide the maximum experimental flexibility. Built with the robust, high-quality materials you would expect in Proto instruments, the AXRD Benchtop will not only last for many years, but it will provide the versatility necessary to keep up with varying experimental needs throughout its lifespan.
Because of its decoupled motors, the system is not limited to a fixed theta-2theta or theta-theta geometry; instead, it can be used for a wide range of experiments, including rocking curves, glancing-incidence diffraction (GID), and theta oscillation during Bragg-Brentano scanning. In fact, Proto’s Benchtop is the only benchtop diffractometer with an available parallel beam optic and long Soller slit for proper GID measurements.
With options for standard six- or eight-sample changers, bulk sample holders, deep cups for single-sample spinners, and zero-background holders, the AXRD Benchtop can accommodate sample holders for any application. In addition, users can customize the system with their choice of detector.
This system is especially unique because of its ability to perform non-ambient diffraction experiments. With the Anton Paar BTS temperature stages, users can run experiments up to 150°C (BTS 150) or 500°C (BTS 500). These stages also enable gas flow via hookup to any gas cylinder (dry air, N2, etc.), as well as relative humidity experiments. Users can conduct experiments under vacuum or slight pressure (10 to 1 bar), allowing for greater experimental diversity
With Proto’s universal mount, it is more convenient than ever to switch between these and other stages in the AXRD Benchtop. Once set, alignment will be maintained across stages, ensuring the instrument remains easy to use.
Proto’s AXRD Benchtop is customizable and can be configured to suit any application. The goniometer is unique in that its radius can be set to either 143 mm, for higher x-ray flux and therefore faster measurements, or 191 mm, for narrower diffraction peaks and thus higher resolution data. Proto offers multiple anodes to suit your sample’s crystallography and chemistry, and it is easy to swap between anodes, eliminating the need for a technician.