Smart phones, Wi-Fi, autonomous vehicles – innovations like these are making our lives easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable. At the same time, innovations are driving economic growth. In the U.S. alone, approximately 50% of the annual GDP growth can be attributed to increases in innovation.
At Bruker AXS, we have a long tradition of innovation in analytical X-ray solutions. Our R&D team delivers an ongoing stream of new products, turning new technologies and new ideas into innovations and products for analytical X-ray analysis.
Today, scientists using our products take advantage of solutions with higher sensitivity, faster data acquisition, and software packages that are tailored to their needs, i.e. with continuous feedback and a user-selectable level of automation. When designing new products or new components, we always take upgradeability of existing instrumentation into account and spend a significant amount of development resources to enable backward compatibility.
This holds true for our ongoing innovations in X-ray sources and detectors for our D8 QUEST and D8 VENTURE SC-XRD solutions. Initially shipped IµS 2.0 sources have been superseded by higher-intensity IµS 3.0 sources with a tube design dedicated to the needs of diffraction, and even more by advances in the IµS DIAMOND, taking advantage of an eight times higher thermal conductivity of diamond compared to conventional copper heat sinks. On the X-ray detector end, improvements in the underlying sensor technology enabled the development of large active area photon-counting detectors, using the indirect, mixed-mode detection approach, identical to the latest technology developed at 4th generation synchrotrons and XFEL facilities.
This example is just one of many describing the philosophy of sustainability behind all our product development. Whenever new instrumentation based on technology innovations becomes available, it most likely will be made available with an upgrade path for existing systems. Protect your investment, and stay tuned for the latest developments in SC-XRD.