The value of an artwork can vary by orders of magnitude if its provenance can be established; increasingly, science is coming to the aid of curators to prove provenance.
Dectris introduces the hybrid photon counting (HPC) detector series Eiger. The product line features 75 µm pixels and a frame rate of several kHz.
X-ray tube supplier AXT has been competitively selected to provide a Tescan Integrated Minerals Analyser (TIMA) to the John de Laeter Centre (JDLC) at Curtin University in Western Australia.
Rigaku has released the SmartLab 3 system, a versatile multipurpose X-ray diffractometer with built-in intelligent guidance. The system offers refinement of the features of the original SmartLab: automatic alignment, component recognition, cross-beam optics and a 5-axis goniometer.
Scientific instrument company AXT has won the bid to supply the Mawson Institute at the University of South Australia with a Rigaku D/Max Rapid II Dual Wavelength Micro X-Ray Diffractometer - claimed to be most advanced lab-based micro diffractometer in the country.
Rigaku introduces the BioSAXS-2000 system, an updated version of its 2D Kratky system for small angle X-ray scattering of biological samples. The product includes the OptiSAXS optic, which captures a larger angle of the X-ray source to provide more than double the flux at the sample position.
A US research team has discovered that coupling commercially available spectral X-ray detectors with a specialised algorithm can improve the detection of uranium and plutonium in small, layered objects such as baggage.
A new facility at the University of Melbourne's School of Physics has become home to a rotating anode source. The machine was installed by a team led by Professor Christopher Chantler, who noted that outside synchrotrons (of which there is only one in Australia), rotating anodes are one of the most powerful laboratory sources of X-rays.
A team working at the SACLA X-ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL) in Japan has succeeded in generating ultrabright two-colour X-ray laser pulses, for the first time in the hard X-ray region.
To provide comprehensive compositional materials analysis at the structural and elemental level, Olympus has developed the BTX Profiler. The stylish and functional benchtop unit combines X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis in a single instrument.
Scientists at the University of Melbourne's School of Physics have built a rotating anode source that turns ordinary X-rays into super X-rays, thus developing the world's most powerful X-ray machine.
In the world of pawnbroking, the difference between real and fake gold - or plated versus solid - could mean a difference of hundreds of dollars per transaction and thousands per year. Thermo Scientific portable precious metal analysers have received the endorsement of Hardcore Pawn’s Seth Gold.
Ununpentium is the interim name for the latest super-weight to have its existence confirmed (but not yet acknowledged) - element 115.
Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr yesterday opened a new $25 million imaging and medical beamline (IMBL), which will offer high-resolution, phase-contrast X-ray imaging of biomedical samples and a wide range of engineering materials.
Applied Rigaku Technologies has published an application report that details the analysis of sulfur, vanadium and nickel in crude oil using the Rigaku NEX QC+ energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) analyser. The report includes information about sample preparation, method calibration and repeatability.