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XRD X-Ray Tubes for X-Ray Diffractometers

AXT is able to supply XRD x-ray tubes to suit all major makes and models of x-ray diffractometers (XRD). We are also able to provide service for XRDs where required.

Types of XRD Tubes

We supply 2 varieties of XRD tubes:


1. Glass series x-ray tubes – These XRD x-ray tubes feature a high primary intensity and a homogeneous intensity distribution, spectral purity and long lifetime.
2. Ceramic series of x-ray tubes – These XRD x-ray tubes are constructed with a steel body which incorporates the latest ceramic insulation. This provides an enhanced thermal conductivity and a longer life span.

glass and ceramic XRD x-ray tubes for x-ray diffractometers

Replacement X-Ray Tubes

AXT can supply direct replacement XRD x-ray tubes for the following brands of diffractometers:

•  Bruker
•  PANalytical
•  Rigaku
•  Siemens
•  Thales
•  Seifert
•  Enraf-Nonius

Analytical XRD Tube Range

PartDescriptionTarget MaterialFocal Spot
Glass Series XRD Tubes

Glass XRD tubes, short/long anode typesAg, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mo, WNormal focus - 1.0 x 10.0mm
Fine focus - 0.4 x 8.0 mm
Long fine focus - 0.4 x 12.0mm
Broad focus - 2.0 x 1.2mm
Micro focus - 0.15 x 0.8 mm
Ceramic Series XRD Tubes

Ceramic XRD tubes, short/long anode typesCo, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mo, WNormal focus - 1.0 x 10.0mm
Fine focus - 0.4 x 8.0mm
Long fine focus - 0.4 x 12.0mm

X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)

X-ray diffraction or XRD is a commonly used analytical technique used for determining the chemical composition of a material based on its atomic and molecular structure. XRD works by bombarding a sample with x-rays. The material causes the x-rays to be diffracted at various angles based on its crystal structure. By measuring the intensity of the diffracted beams, the data can be used to develop a 3-dimensional image of the crystal structure using the Bragg’s Law relationship, which in turn can be used to identify the material or materials present in the sample.

X-ray diffractometers are used in commercial, research and other analytical laboratories for materials characterisation. AXT understand the importance of these instruments to your business and supply high quality x-ray tubes to ensure your instruments perform to their ultimate capabilities and provide a long service life.

XRD is commonly used in industries such as:

•  Minerals and geology
•  Metals and alloys
•  Forensics
•  Pharmaceuticals
•  Microelectronics and semiconductors
•  Ceramics
•  Coatings

While the most popular application of XRD is compositional analysis, it is also used for:

•  Stress analysis
•  Protein crystallisation
•  Determination of crystal orientation
•  Drug discovery
•  Particle size and shape analysis of nano crystalline materials
•  Determination of crystalline/amorphous ratios
•  Identification of polymorphs
•  Semiconductor metrology
•  Texture analysis and pole figure determination
•  Determination of epitaxial lattice parameters in thin films