Virtual Events for X-ray Diffraction, Microscopy and Elemental Analysis

There has never been a better time to learn something new.

Broadcast live from Bruker's YouTube channel the first Thursday of every month at 9:00 AM CT, our new Live from the Lab streaming series explores X-ray Diffraction, X-ray Microscopy, and Elemental Analysis topics, with advice from applications experts who also answer questions that come in during the show.

Season 1 - Upcoming

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 9AM CDT

S1 E10: What is the Value of Energy Discrimination for XRD Detectors?

X-ray detector technology has certainly improved in coverage, speed and sensitivity. There is another dimension that is often overlooked but plays a pivotal role in achieving high signal and low background: Energy Discrimination. Advances have led to the ability to electronically remove not only background fluorescence but also K-Beta. During this episode of Live from the Lab we will discuss the technology that goes into energy discriminating detectors like the LYNXEYE XE-T and see it in action, live from the lab.


Season 1 - On Demand

S1 E9: When Would You Use 0D, 1D and 2D X-ray Diffraction?
Most modern XRD detectors offer 0, 1 and 2 dimensional modes. What does this mean and what is involved in switching from one mode to the next? In the next episode of Live from the Lab we are going to explore the EIGER2 R detector. We will go to the lab and see it in action to see why we would use the different modes and how easy it is to switch.
S1 E8: X-ray Sources for XRD


A fundamental component of any XRD instrument is the X-ray source. Ranging from standard and microfocus sealed tubes to high intensity rotating anodes, X-ray source technology has evolved substantially from the classic Roentgen tube. In this episode we will discuss a variety of source types and the applications where each technology excels.

S1 E7: Features & Benefits of Powerful Benchtop WDXRF System

The S6 JAGUAR benchtop WDXRF extends Bruker’s range of XRF instruments by closing the gap between floor standing WDXRF and benchtop EDXRF instruments.  The main features and benefits of benchtop WDXRF are discussed and explained and the S6 JAGUAR is seen live in action on this episode of Live from the Lab.

S1 E6: What is Combustion/Fusion Analysis?

Light elements such as carbon, sulfur, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen play a crucial role in today's most advanced materials. Have you ever wondered how to do a fast and reliable analysis of these elements in solids?



S1 E5: Perfect Powder Diffraction Data, Automatically?

The basic powder XRD setup is fairly simple with little having changed over the last 100 years. Computer control and advancements in detector technology has started to change the paradigm. Can not just good, rather perfect powder data be collected automatically?

S1 E4: Resolution in XRM

There are many factors in X-ray microscopy that affect the resolution of the resulting 3D model. This includes not only the projection magnification and the pixel size of the detector, but also the size of the source focus and vibration in the system. In this episode of Live from the Lab, we discuss these affects and see what it takes to move from micro- to nano-resolution.

S1 E3: What is IPGID?

What is In-Plane Grazing Incidence Diffraction and what is it used for? During our third episode of Live from the Lab on August 6th, we explored these questions and saw it live in action from our Madison, WI applications lab.


S1 E2: What is XRD?

What is X-ray Diffraction and what is it used for? During our second episode of Live from the Lab on July 9th, we explored these questions and saw it live in action from our Madison, WI applications lab.


S1 E1: What is X-ray Microscopy?

In our premiere episode of Live from the Lab, we explored the basics of X-ray Microscopy with our resident expert, David Sampson. We discussed the fundamentals of this technique, and spent some time in the lab getting a first-hand look at it in action.