Various analytical methods are used during the development, production and refinement of metals and work pieces. The closer the manufacturing process approaches the final product the more important non-destructive methods become checking the sample.
Based on the D8 product family Bruker AXS offers a series of different DIFFRACTION SOLUTIONS customized to meet nearly any analytical requirement. As far as routine qualitative or quantitative phase analysis concerns, or texture or residual stress investigations, a D8 ADVANCE equipped with a high-end Goebel mirror or PolyCap optics on the primary side in combination with a scintillation counter, energy dispersive SOL-XE, or VÅNTEC-1 for super speed measurements allows the study of even oddly shaped samples.
In cases of more complex nature of the work pieces such as pieces with corrosion preventive finishing or surface hardening the D8 DISCOVER offers all the flexibility required to pick the sample properties. Preferred orientations and residual stresses can be investigated with a lateral or transversal resolution in the µm range; with other words the sample properties can be mapped along the surface or in the depth. To allow this capability even for routine work the D8 DISCOVER combines high-tech optics such as Goebel Mirrors or PolyCaps with ultra sensitive and fast detectors as the HI-STAR.