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Malvern Panalytical - X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD) - X'Pert³ Powder

The next generation cost-effective, multipurpose X-ray diffraction platform

X'Pert³ Powder is PANalytical’s newest X-ray diffraction system based on the fully renewed X’Pert platform. With new on-board control electronics, compliance with the latest and most stringent X-ray and motion safety norms, advances in eco-friendliness and reliability the X’Pert³ Powder is ready for the future. The system offers an affordable solution for high-throughput, high-quality phase identification and quantification, residual stress analysis, grazing incidence diffraction, X-ray reflectometry, small-angle X-ray scattering, pair distribution function analysis and non-ambient diffraction.


With a history of almost 20 years, over 2500 user sites and year-on-year improvements, the X’Pert platform has become the world’s most popular and reliable X-ray powder diffraction instrument. With many innovations adopted from the high-end Empyrean platform, the X’Pert³ Powder is ready for the future.


X’Pert customers have been using their systems for many years (often even 24/7), praising its reliability, robustness and low running cost. With CRISP* technology, the X’Pert³ Powder is taken to a new level of performance and longevity.

* CRISP stands for corrosion resistant incident smart beam path. CRISP is a patented technology and prevents corrosion in the incident beam path caused by X-ray induced ionized air.

Easy Extension

Research programs change and materials projects follow new directions. With PreFIX technology, the X’Pert³ system can easily be upgraded as new applications arise or when new optics are available. The different optical configurations show no compromise in resolution or intensity when switching between applications.

Easy to use

The X’Pert³ Powder excels in user-friendliness, with a consistent way of working regardless of the application. A complete data acquisition and analysis software suite help new users to intuitively learn the method and generate good-quality results right from the start.

Widest variety of detectors available

The X’Pert³ Powder can be equipped with either point or line detectors. A very cost-effective detector is our sealed Xe proportional detector, while our scintillation detector is very suited for hard radiation applications such as pair distribution function analysis.

As the world’s first silicon-based position-sensitive line detector, the X’Celerator with 128 channels of 70 µm is the expression of PANalytical’s pioneering work. With the R&D 100 Award winning X’Celerator detector you can measure up to 100 times faster than with a traditional point detector without compromising data quality. Without the need for cooling water, liquid nitrogen flow, counting gas or calibrations it is a very cost-effective solution.

One further step up is the PIXcel1D detector. Developed together with CERN, the PIXcel1D with 256 channels of 55 µm gives you superior resolution, an unmatched dynamic range and a high count rate linearity. Both, the X’Celerator and PIXcel1D detectors come with no dead strips guaranteed.


DKSH is the exclusive distributor in Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Technical Specifications

Enclosure- Dimensions 1370 (w) x 1131 (d) x 1972 (h) mm
Enclosure- Weight 1100 kg
Enclosure- Safety Meets all relevant worldwide regulations for electrical, mechanical and X-ray safety, with all anode materials
Goniometer- Configuration Vertical goniometer, available in theta-theta geometry
Goniometer- Radius and Interface 240 mm radius, interfaces are available to reduce the diffracted beam radius for specific applications
Goniometer- Accuracy Direct optical encoding positioning system (DOPS) for lifetime goniometer accuracy
Goniometer- Usable Range Maximum usable range (depending on accessories) -40°< 2θ <220°
Goniometer- Radius and Interface 240 mm radius, interfaces are available to reduce the diffracted beam radius for specific applications
X-Ray Source- X-Ray Tube Fully ceramic X-ray tubes manufactured by PANalytical’s specialized factory under cleanroom conditions
X-Ray Source- Generator 3 kW generator supporting all current and future X-ray tubes
X-Ray Source- Durability The tube housing is Pb free. Patented design with CRISP technology. CRISP technology prevents corrosion in the incident beam path caused by X-ray-induced ionized air.
  • Reliabe for 24/7 operations, along with robustness and low-running cost

  • Customizable optics and detectors for different applications

  • User-friendly data acquisition and data analysis software

  • Silicon-based position-sensitive line X'Celerator detector provides 100 times faster measurement than traditional point detectors

Application Note

Winning the race with deeper insight

Empyrean X-ray diffractometer is a versatile platform for non-destructive materials investigation. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scattering give insight into lattice parameters, crystallographic structures, oxidation stages, and particle size. 

Empyrean XRD also has extensive in-operando capabilities to investigate the changes occurring in cathode and anode materials as the cell is charged
and discharged. Flexibility in X-ray source, optics, and detectors make the Empyrean able to investigate a wide range of battery cells.

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