Bruker D8 Discover

Basic Information
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D8 Discover diffractometer
X- ray diffraction
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Donald Savage
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Ideally suited for rapid phase identification, stress analysis, and texture determination.  It also has mapping capabilities of ~0.1 mm lateral resolution and can be configured for small angle x-ray scattering (SAX). 

Source and detector mounted are in a theta-theta geometry allowing easy measurement of powders.


Source:  Cu-Ka micro x-ray source with Montel mirror

  • Less than 0.1 degrees divergence
  • Spot diameter as low as 0.1 mm

 Detector: Vantec 500 area detector

  • 14 cm diameter active area
  • 2048 by 2048 pixels
  • pixel size is 68 mm by 68 mm 

Sample stage

  •  x, y, z., Chi, and Phi motion
  •  x and y range of 40mm