September 2, 2015

Bruker AXS and DECTRIS Announce Supply Agreement for HPC Detector Technology

KARLSRUHE, Germany and BADEN, Switzerland – September 2, 2015 – Bruker AXS and DECTRIS Ltd. today announced an agreement for the supply of Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) pixel detectors for Bruker’s X-ray diffraction (XRD) business.

“We have chosen DECTRIS as a supplier because of its high-performance, reliable, and proven HPC detector technology and high-volume production capacity”, says Frank Burgaezy, President of Bruker AXS. “The combination of our world-class technologies will benefit customers in a wide range of demanding applications such as micro-high-resolution diffraction (HRXRD), grazing incidence small angle X-ray scattering (GISAXS) and kinetic studies.’’

“DECTRIS is pleased to supply state-of-the-art HPC detectors to Bruker, a global leader in X-ray technology with a long tradition of innovation”, states Christian Broennimann, CEO of DECTRIS. “We are excited by the performance of our noise-free PILATUS3 detector combined with the cutting-edge D8 DISCOVER diffraction solutions.”

The PILATUS3 R 100K-A 2D X-ray detector for the D8 DISCOVER diffraction solutions was announced today at the Japan Analytical & Scientific Instrument Show 2015 (JASIS).

About Bruker AXS:
Bruker AXS, a division of the Bruker Corporation (BRKR), is a global market and technology leader in materials research, life science and quality control instrumentation for elemental and crystalline structure investigations. The solutions cover bulk material and surface sensitive X-ray diffraction, biological and chemical crystallography, wavelength and energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis, optical emission spectroscopy, and combustion analysis.

About DECTRIS Ltd.
DECTRIS is the technology leader in Hybrid Photon Counting X-ray detection. Based in Baden, Switzerland, the company has all the required experiences and resources for the design, production and global distribution of its detectors.

The DECTRIS photon counting detectors have transformed basic research at synchrotron light sources, as well as in the laboratory and with industrial X-ray applications. DECTRIS aims to continuously improve the measurement quality, thereby enabling new scientific findings. This pioneering technology is the basis of a broad range of products, all scaled to meet the needs of various applications. DECTRIS also provides solutions for customer developments in scientific and industrial X-ray detection.

Media Contact:
Dr. Lutz Brügemann
GM XRD, Bruker AXS GmbH
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