New Multifunctional Diffractometer in Operation

In the first half of this year, a state-of-the-art 2D diffractometer (XRD²) was put into operation at the department. The XRD² impresses with its high flexibility and modularity, featuring various optics, an in-plane arm, and a central Eulerian cradle with motorized rotation and translation. This enables automated measurements and the mounting of various in-situ modules such as high-temperature chambers and mechanical load cells. A large cabinet provides ample space for additional equipment such as vacuum pumps and control devices. The XRD² opens up numerous new application areas and represents a significant advancement for the department, as it is suitable for both standard applications and the complex demands of modern materials research. We are confident that this device will make a significant contribution to our research activities, and we look forward to the new possibilities it offers.