PANalytical has extended the transmission capabilities of its X'Pert PRO MPD multi-purpose X-ray diffraction system to make the analysis of X-ray transparent samples easier and more flexible. The company's new focusing transmission geometry employs a novel focusing X-ray mirror to overcome limitations of conventional systems. Angular resolution is high and independent of capillary diameter, allowing the use of thicker capillaries, while sample preparation is simplified and relatively large sample volumes can be used, resulting in higher peak intensities. In addition, measurements are not restricted to powders in glass capillaries. A new sample spinner and specially designed sample holders enable the measurement of materials held between foils.
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