D8 DISCOVER, X-ray diffraction


The D8 DISCOVER X-ray diffractometer features a new, pioneering diffractometer design for true plug & play operation, making the instrument ideal for changing needs, multiple user environments and high-end research.

Multi-purpose Solutions

D8 DISCOVER Multi purpose

D8 DISCOVER Multi-Purpose X-ray diffraction solution: TWIST TUBE and SNAP-LOCK components for thin film applications. PATHFINDER optics features three beampaths to perfectly adjust the angular resolution to the sample.

D8 DISCOVER Multi purpose solution

Multipurpose solution with high brilliance IµS and seamlessly intregrated multi-mode EIGER2 detector with HPC technology for unrivaled flexibility from thin-film analysis to materials research.

  • Unrivaled portfolio of sources, optics, stages, and detectors
  • SNAP-LOCK mounting for fast, high precision exchange of optics
  • Automatic recognition and configuration of beam path components in real time

Dedicated Solutions



State-of-the-art in-plane grazing incidence diffraction (IP-GID) capabilities, this XRD solution perfectly covers the full range of all thin-film analysis applications.

D8 DISCOVER for Stress

D8 DISCOVER for Stress

Fastest and most flexible residual stress system accommodating large, heavy samples with the speed and mapping capability that only large 2D detectors can provide.



High Throughput Screening (HTS) using either reflection or transmission geometry. Unmatched data quality and collection speed.


  • Patented TWIST-TUBE design for easy switching between line and spot focus without alignment
  • No disconnecting cables or hoses
  • Automatic focus orientation detection thanks to DAVINCI.MODE
  • Full compatibility with our large choice of components, optics and detectors

Always the optimal resolution

Always the optimal resolution
  • The PATHFINDERPlus multiple beam path analyzer module with push-button selection of secondary optics.
  • 0-17 mm variable slit or analyzer crystal for optimum secondary resolution.
  • Automatic attenuator for extended detector dynamic range.
  • Snap-Lock mounting for alignment free exchange with other secondary optic modules.
  • Full compatibility with our large choice of components, optics and detectors.

Precise sample handling

  • Easily exchanged Compact Stages for full flexibility.
  • Full function Materials Research stages for largest degree of freedom.
  • UMC stages to accommodate heavy loads and large samples.
Precise sample handling

Perfection from focus to sample

  • Millimeter sized beam with high brilliance and ultra-low background
  • Green design with low power consumption, no water consumption and extended life components
  • MONTEL optics to optimize the beam shape and divergence
  • Full compatibility with our large choice of components, optics and detectors.
Perfection from focus to sample

Best Instrument Quality – Guaranteed!

Instrument alignment
  • Instrument alignment ≤ ± 0.01° 2Theta* over the whole angular range guaranteed!
  • Industry leading 2Theta linearity for meaningful accuracy and reliability of data quality


* Dependent on configuration

Best Instrument Quality – Guaranteed!

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.