PXRD: D8 Discover

The D8 Discover is a new, state-of-the-art powder diffractometer from Bruker. It allows for automatic sample switching of reflection and transmission samples, and thin films. We can measure using a Cu and Mo source, and the system is equipped with a large area detector to facilitate PDF studies, fast in-situ experiments and texture analysis. 

Instrument data

  • Cu and Mo tube X-ray source (switchable point and line focus)
  • Theta-Theta configuration
  • Dectris Eiger R 500K detector
  • Available optics: parallel beam Göbel mirror for Cu, focusing Göbel mirror for Mo
  • DaVinci concept for easy swapping of components
  • Eulerian cradle with xy stage for stress measurements and thin film studies
  • Sample changer for up to 90 samples
  • Motorized anti-scatter screen
  • Laser positioning system
  • TOPAS, LEPTOS, TEXTURE and EVA software for data analysis and fitting
  • In-situ cells:
    - MRI HT heating/cooling cell (-150°C – 1500°C in two configurations)
    - Anton Paar XRK 900 (up to 900°C and 10bar)

Contact person

Michal Strach
  • Senior Research Engineer, CMAL, Physics