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The Standard for Quality in Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction

The D8 QUEST is a compact solution designed for single wavelength experiments that feature the revolutionary PHOTON II CPAD detector, bringing 4th generation free-electron laser (FEL) detector technology to your home lab. The systems offer high experimental flexibility, with good accessibility and sample visibility, in a small-foot-print enclosure.

It is engineered with high modularity from best-in-class components and is available in all-air-cooled configurations. As a result the D8 QUEST offers a solution that will exactly match the demands of your research needs. Best Structure guaranteed.

D8 QUEST System key features:

The new D8 QUEST ECO is the latest member of the comprehensive D8 Crystallography Solutions family.

For a roomier enclosure that also supports rotating anode and dual wavelength solutions check out the D8 VENTURE.

  • All

New PHOTON II detector with CPAD technology

  • The largest monolithic active area of any pixel array
  • Excellent sensitivity over a wide energy range (Cu Kα to In Kα radiation)
  • Single-photon sensitivity
  • No charge sharing effects, zero counting losses
  • Air-cooled
  • 3-year warranty


Sealed tube X-ray sources

  • Mo or Cu radiation
  • the economical solution
  • Optional TRIUMPH for three-fold intensity


IµS 3.0 microfocus X-ray source - tailored to the needs of crystallography

  • Mo or Cu or Ag radiation
  • Twice the intensity of conventional microfocus sources
  • Air-cooled (Watch our Air-Cooled Video)
  • 3-year warranty

Advanced safety enclosures

  • Compliant with the strictest radiation safety regulations
  • Compliant with the new machinery directive



  • Best goniometer precision
  • Sphere of confusion of less than 7 micrometer ensures that even your smallest sample stays reliably in the center of the X-ray beam.



  • APEX3 is the most complete suite for chemical crystallography
  • PROTEUM3 now with a data processing pipeline for structural biology

Intelligent Goniometer Control - 3D robotic path planning

Within the concept of DAVINCI.DESIGN the D8 QUEST and the D8 VENTURE use a revolutionary 3D robotic path planning algorithm to efficiently drive the goniometer, maximizing the system’s capabilities. The path planning software continuously checks the validity of the experimental setup. Hardware recognition identifies components like mirrors, collimators or beamstops automatically.

The intelligent beam path components store all important information about functionality, spatial requirements and dependencies with other components in a memory chip.

Adding the knowledge about the current position of each component provides an up-to-date 3D model of the system and allows the dynamic calculation of an efficient and safe goniometer driving path:

  • Adding or removing a component from the system is instantly updated in the instrument status and available for automated software path planning.
  • Obscurations of the detector by components of the goniometer are rigorously avoided and collisions are made impossible.
  • New hardware components can be added with no need for a firmware update.

Highest Efficiency

Watch the video on the 3D robotic model used for the path planning combined with the real instrument movements.

DAVINCI.DESIGN for Path Planning

Available services include

  • Help desk support from highly-skilled troubleshooting professionals, to isolate and resolve hard- and software problems
  • Web-based remote instrument service for service diagnosis and applications support
  • Merged reality support with Help Lightning – a virtual engineer at your side (video)
  • Planned maintenance, according to your requirement
  • Customer on-site repair and maintenance service
  • Spare parts availability typically over night or within a few working days worldwide
  • Compliance services for installation qualification, operational qualification / performance verification
  • Site planning and relocation

Bruker Support

On our support website you will find:

  • Software Updates
    System software updates are available online to registered users.

  • Documentation
    Product manuals and installation guides are available online to registered users.

See our D8 Crystallography solutions in action


The video shows features of the D8 QUEST/ D8 VENTURE especially for Structural Biology.


All Air-Cooled


The video shows features of the D8 QUEST/ D8 VENTURE especially for Chemical Crystallography.


Liquid Metal Jet X-ray Source for Structural Biology


High speed real time imaging at ultra-low radiation dose


Vial Mounting of Protein Crystals