Analytical instrumentation > X-ray systems

Forensic provenance: the science of art authentication

19 August, 2014

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 Eiger hybrid photon counting detector series

07 August, 2014

Dectris introduces the hybrid photon counting (HPC) detector series Eiger. The product line features 75 µm pixels and a frame rate of several kHz.

Tescan minerals analyser purchased for WA research centre

05 August, 2014

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 SmartLab 3 multipurpose X-ray diffractometer

19 June, 2014

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.

A micro diffractometer for minerals research

05 June, 2014

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 BioSAXS-2000 SAXS system

27 May, 2014

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.

Algorithm to catch nuclear traffickers

23 April, 2014

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.

Atomic structures and rotating anode sources

20 February, 2014 by Lauren Davis

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.

Two-colour double X-ray laser pulses to study ultrafast processes

12 December, 2013

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.

Olympus BTX Profiler materials analysis benchtop unit

11 December, 2013

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.

The most powerful X-ray machine ever developed

18 November, 2013

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.

Differentiating between real and fake gold

15 November, 2013

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.

A new super-weight baby for the periodic table

29 August, 2013

Ununpentium is the interim name for the latest super-weight to have its existence confirmed (but not yet acknowledged) - element 115.

Australian Synchrotron home to world’s widest X-ray beam

31 July, 2013

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.

Rigaku NEX QC+ EDXRF method for elemental analysis of S, V, Ni in crude oil

29 July, 2013

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.

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