Bruker D8 XRD

Bruker D8

This is a versatile, sensitive, and high resolution X-Ray powder diffractometer.  The monochromatic Cu Kα1 line is isolated by the Vario monochromater at the X-Ray tube.  No more need to numerically subtract out the Kα2 from your data.  A variety of sample holders and sample presentation methods are listed below.  A LynxEye position sensitive detector permits up to 4 ° 2θ of diffracted beam to be measured continuously while scanning, which dramatically increases sensitivity compared with the conventional scintillation detector behind a narrow slit.


1.D. M. Moore and R. C. Reynolds, Jr., X-Ray Diffraction and the Identification and Analysis of Clay Minerals, Oxford University Press, New York, Ch. 1, 2, & 3. 1989. (Plenum, New York, 1992).

2.M. F. C. Ladd and R. A. Palmer, Structure Determination by Crystallography, 3rd ed., Plenum Press, New York, 1994.

3.Jens Als-Nielsen and Des McMorrow, Elements of Modern X-ray Physics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2001

4.B. E. Warren, X-ray Diffraction, General Publishing Company, 1969, 1990 (Classic x-ray physics book)

5.B. D. Cullity, Elements of X-ray Diffraction, 2nd ed., Addison-Wesley, 1978 (Covers most techniques used in traditional material characterization)

6.D. Keith Bowen and Brian K. Tanner, High Resolution X-ray Diffractometry and Topography, Taylor & Francis, Ltd., 1998 (Semiconductors and thin film analysis)

7.H. Brumberger, Editor, Modern Aspects of Small-Angle Scattering, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993 (SAXS techniques)

8.Jan Drenth, Principles of Protein X-ray Crystallography, Springer, 1994 (Crystallography).

Bruker D 8 XRD Operating Instructions