Ceramic XRD Tubes – Ceramic Series X-Ray Tubes for X-Ray Diffractometers

AXT can supply a comprehensive range of ceramic x-ray tubes to suit virtually any X-ray diffractometer (XRD). Our range of ceramic XRD tubes are available in any combination of anode material, anode length and focal spot size.

Ceramic X-ray tubes offer several benefits over glass tubes including:

  • Improved reproducibility of the focal spot position
  • Longer tube life
  • Uncompromised spectral purity

To request a quote for a ceramic XRD tube, please fill in this form and provide as much information as possible. We will then work with you to select the optimal tube for your XRD.

Note 1 – An adapter can be fitted to a standard/short anode type tube to make it compatible with a long anode type tube.

Note 2 – Micro focus XRD tube details and pricing are available on request.

AXT XRD x-ray tube

XRD Tube Specifictions

ConstructionCeramic/metal body
AnodesTi, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Cu, Mo, Ag, W
FocusNormal NF (1.0 x 10 mm)
Long Fine LFF (0.4 x 12 mm)
Fine FF (0.4 x 8 mm)
Broad BF (2.0 x 12 mm)
Power rating3000 W max (target dependent)

Replacement X-Ray Tubes

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

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


X-ray tube for XRD short/standard length


XRD X-ray tube - Compact