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BTX-II

BTX-II

Using a specifically developed direct excitation charge coupled device (CCD) “camera”, BTX is able to collect X-ray photon data for both X-ray diffraction and X-ray fluorescence simultaneously. This is the result of the integrated camera’s ability to de¬tect both photon position and photon energy at the same time. With energy resolution of ~200 eV (5.9 keV), BTX makes XRF analysis as simple as viewing the software spectrum display. BTX™ radically simplifies sample collection and preparation for your X-ray diffraction experiments. Typically, a sample must be finely ground and pressed into a pellet in order to ensure a sufficiently random orientation of the crystals. BTX’s patented sample vibration chamber eliminates that issue. Requiring a mere 15 mg sample, the vibration cham¬ber’s convection process presents the instrument optics with multifarious orientations of the crystalline structure. This results in a superb X-ray diffraction pattern, virtually free of problematic preferred-orientation effects encountered when using classic preparation methods. Due to its unique powder handling system, non-mechanical goniometers, and lack of complicated moving parts, BTX™ is able to provide full laboratory-grade powder XRD perfor¬mance at a fraction of the price.

 

 

 


Terra

 Terra

Initially conceived to perform chemical and mineralogical testing for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission, Olympus’ Terra™ is a rugged, fully portable field instrument which harnesses advanced dual XRD/XRF technology and renders it for earth- bound applications. Combining both Olympus and NASA innovation, Terra brings to life a new way of performing X-ray diffraction and X-ray fluorescence measurements. Using a specifically developed direct excitation charge coupled device (CCD) “camera”, Terra is able to collect X-ray photon data for both X-ray diffraction and X-ray fluorescence simultaneously. This is the result of the integrated camera’s ability to detect both photon position and photon energy at the same time. With energy resolution of ~200 eV (5.9 keV), Terra makes XRF analysis as simple as viewing the software spectrum display.