Bruker AXS Virtual Events for X-ray Diffraction and
Elemental Analysis

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

You've come to the right place. In these times of ongoing social distancing, travel restrictions and working from home, Bruker is committed to keeping you up to date on the latest in our solutions and applications. This webpage will serve as your resource for all of our 2020 and 2021 X-ray Diffraction and Elemental Analysis digital events, including webinars, online trainings, live streams, and virtual meetings. We look forward to seeing you online soon!

Live Events

Broadcast live from Bruker's YouTube channel the first Thursday of every month at 9:00 AM CT, our 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.

  S1 E9 (Mar 12, 2021): When Would You Use 0D, 1D
  and 2D X-ray Diffraction?

  S1 E10 (Apr 1, 2021): TBA

On Demand:
   S1 E8: X-ray Sources for XRD
   S1 E7: Features & Benefits of Powerful
             Benchtop WDXRF System

   S1 E6: What is Combustion/Fusion Analysis?
   S1 E5: Perfect Powder Diffraction Data,
   S1 E4: Resolution in XRM
   S1 E3: What is IPGID?
   S1 E2: What is XRD?
   S1 E1: What is X-ray Microscopy?


On-Demand Webinars

Beyond Grade Libraries: Total Materia and ELEMENTAL.SUITE – A Winning Combination (Feb 25, 2021)

Bruker AXS and Key To Metals AG demonstrate the benefit of having Total Materia integrated with ELEMENTAL.SUITE. Total Materia is the ultimate database of metals properties, cross-references, and knowledge that combines information from 74 standards organizations and hundreds of metals producers. Its integration with Bruker's spark-OES ELEMENTAL.SUITE metals analysis software gives you the ideal tool for scrap sorting, positive material identification, grade determination, and specification confirmation. 

Process Monitoring and Grade Control in the Mining and Mineral Resource Industry by XRF (Dec 15, 2020)

With improved recycling and global efforts towards sustainability, mining companies face increasingly stringent environmental regulations. Reliable analytical equipment plays a key role for profitable and "green" mining operations.

Continuing our two-part series on XRF for geological science, exploration, mining, and mineral resources, this 1-hour webinar explains how to use EDXRF and WDXRF for process monitoring and grade control. 

Q4 TASMAN Series 2 Launch
(Dec 10, 2020)

The Q4 TASMAN Series 2 spark optical emission spectrometer (s-OES) was launched in November 2020 and includes many enhancements:

  • New element sets and extended ranges
  • SmartSpark for enhanced speed and stability
  • MultiVision, innovative dual optics
  • Next-generation software combining high functionality with ease of use

This 45-minute webinar presents the Q4 TASMAN Series 2's technology, config-urations, and analytical performance, and covers its wide range of metal applications, such as iron and steel, aluminum, copper and other non-ferrous metals.

Integrated Analytical and Characterization Solutions for Polymer Applications (Dec 9, 2020)

Polymers play a key role in our modern world to provide solutions to problems and to improve lives. With the advances in synthesis and process technology, their properties can be tailored for different applications. Fine-tuning their properties facilitates an increasing adoption of polymers in various applications, replacing other materials such as metals and ceramics. Engineers in industry, and material scientists in academia will benefit from learning more about the broad range of analytical techniques to characterize polymers by their physical, chemical, elemental properties from R&D to production.

XRF as a Flexible Tool for Elemental Analysis of Geological Samples
(Dec 1, 2020)

The mining and mineral resource industry becomes more competitive every day. Exploration companies face challenges to discover new deposits that are worth mining and need to operate with tight profit margins. In the first of this two-part webinar series, panelists Adrian Fiege and Kai Behrens talk about XRF spectrometry as a versatile elemental analysis tool for geological and mining applications. They present Bruker's analytical solutions for mineral exploration, extraction and grade control. 

Cement: Process-related Analysis of All Materials Up to the Finished Product with XRF (Nov 24, 2020)

Cement is literally the basis of our modern infrastructure, as a binder in masonry and walls, as screed in buildings and as concrete in bridges, tunnels, ports and other civil engineering structures. XRF spectrometry is a well-established technique in the cement industry, allowing for fast, reliable elemental analysis of process materials, including raw mix, clinker, limestone and cement. In this 45-minute webinar, you'll learn about Bruker's dedicated cement solutions. The presenters show relevant analytical data and discuss performance differences between EDXRF and WDXRF, as well as the importance of sample preparation.

Elemental Analysis of Food and Feed Products with XRF (Sep 2, 2020)

The quality of forage, pet food, and food products is subject to strict regulations. Screening of incoming material, monitoring of production processes and verification of final product quality therefore need to be fast, reliable, and cost-efficient. X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry is the optimal elemental analysis method for:

  • Positive Material Identification (PMI)
  • Foreign Body Identification (FBI)
  • Quantification of mineral nutrients
  • Quantification of toxic, heavy metals

Discover the benefits of XRF for food and feed applications in this 45-minute webinar.

Light Element Analysis (C,S/O,N,H) Solutions for Additive Manufacturing of Metals (Aug 27, 2020)

Additive Manufacturing of metal parts has many advantages, but the process (also known as powder bed fusion, hot isostatic pressing, or 3D printing) is similar to welding (layer by layer) and therefore requires monitoring of light elements (C,S/O,N,H) to produce high quality parts. These light elements are difficult to measure by direct spectroscopic methods, but with Bruker's Combustion and Fusion Analyzers, these elements can be measured accurately, with great precision and fast. This 30-minute webinar to describes how.

G4 PHOENIX for Diffusible Hydrogen in Welds and Metals (Aug 6, 2020)

The analysis of diffusible hydrogen in high strength steel or welds can involve a long and archaic technique requiring the handling of toxic materials. In this 30-minute webinar, we show you a faster, easier and safer way: the hot extraction method of the G4 PHOENIX. If you're in the steel, automotive, aerospace, mining, or welding industry, learn how the G4 PHOENIX can obtain accurate and precise results for diffusible and residual hydrogen in solid steel samples.

G4 ICARUS Series 2 - Why We're the Best Choice (Jul 30, 2020)

Whether you're in the steel, cement, mining, additive manufacturing, or aerospace industry, our G4 ICARUS Series 2 combustion analyzer can obtain accurate and precise results for carbon and sulfur in all inorganic materials. View this short
30-minute webinar to learn about:

  • The Theory of Elemental Analysis
  • Instrumentation for the Analysis of C and S
  • Features & Benefits of the G4 ICARUS Series 2

Tips and Tricks for Making Your Own Secondary Standards for XRF
(Jul 28, 2020)

During this 60-minute educational webinar, experts from FLUXANA and Bruker AXS present strategies for getting the best results out of FP-based methods on your XRF spectrometer. They discuss what to do when no CRMs are available for the material you wish to analyze, and describe how to use wide oxide calibrations to create your own secondary standards, to then allow rapid screening and product quality control. 

Bruker Booth Ceramics 2020 - A Virtual Tradeshow (Jul 23, 2020)

Dedicated to ceramic and glass materials science, Bruker Booth Ceramics brings together Bruker's Sales and Applications Engineers to demonstrate analytical X-ray instruments, present solutions for ceramics research, share technical expertise using real-world examples, discuss the latest technologies and components, and address your analytical questions. Discover new XRD, XRF, and XRM solutions for ceramics development and production in this 1-hour virtual tradeshow.

Introduction to Analysis of Light Elements (C,S - O,N,H) in Inorganic Materials (Jul 15, 2020)

The analysis of light elements can be particularly difficult, and with some analytical techniques, almost impossible. This 30-minute educational webinar shows you how combustion and fusion gas analysis can obtain accurate and precise results for inorganic materials. Whether you're in the steel, cement, mining, aerospace, or additive manufacturing industry, discover how Bruker AXS gas analyzers make your lab life a lot easier.

Elemental Analysis for the Iron, Steel and Metal Industry by OES, XRF and Combustion/Fusion (Jul 9, 2020)

Working in the steel, copper, aluminum, or metal recycling industry? This 1.5-hour webinar introduces 3 major techniques for elemental analysis:

  • Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES)
  • X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF)
  • Combustion/Fusion Analysis (CS/ONH)

The strengths and applications of each technique are also covered.

Ways to Improve the Productivity of Your Single Crystal Diffractometer
(Jul 8, 2020)

In chemical crystallography or structural biology, the best X-ray diffractometers are those that are always in use, consistently producing publication-quality data. Whether you are running an older system or a state-of-the-art instrument, this 45-minute webinar will show you ways to upgrade to the latest technologies or add accessories that will enhance your diffractometer's versatility and attract more users to your facility.

The Importance of Good Sample Preparation (Jun 24, 2020)

Stable, reproducible analytical results from your XRF spectrometer requires a stable, reproducible sample preparation protocol that's appropriate for the material being measured. In this webinar, specialists from Herzog and Bruker present the background to sampling and sample preparation. They also cover how to check that your samples have been prepared appropriately and what effects bad sample preparation can have on your measurement result.

Macromolecular Crystallography at the Newcastle Structural Biology Lab
(Jun 23, 2020)

From crystal screening for new protein structure projects, and de novo structure determination using SAD, to high-throughput protein-ligand structure determination in drug discovery, the use of the D8 VENTURE METALJET at the Newcastle Structural Biology Lab (NSBL) provides crucial early information and helps to drive projects forward. View this webinar to learn how.

Smallest crystals: How modern microfocus sources can help you determine the structure from weak diffractors (Jun 16, 2020)

With small, high-intensity X-ray beams, microfocus sources provide top performance with peace of mind for years. Air-cooling means no hidden costs, long lifetimes, and little maintenance. View this webinar to learn how you can increase the capabilities of your X-ray crystallography lab and maximize the productivity of 3D crystal structure projects.

Sorry we won't see you at EPDIC. Join our digital luncheon! (May 25, 2020)

With the 2020 EPDIC conference postponed to 2021, we regret that we will not be able to meet with you in person to discuss achievements and exchange ideas. We therefore offer you an alternative to enjoy the originally planned contributions by Bruker: a 90-minute digital luncheon webinar! This on-demand webinar includes six technical talks on advances in material characterization by powder diffraction methods.

Perfect Powder Diffraction Data Automatically: Dynamic Beam Optimization (May 19, 2020)

Parasitic scattering, such as air, instrument, and sample support scattering, is detrimental to X-ray powder diffraction data. View this special 30-minute webinar to learn how to acquire powder diffraction patterns virtually free of parasitic scattering, thanks to the "Dynamic Beam Optimization" feature available for all members of Bruker's D8 diffractometers.

Macromolecular CrystallographyRedefining the Role of the Home-Lab
X-ray Facility
(May 13, 2020)

Access to synchrotron beamlines is becoming limited due to site upgrades and long wait times. Yet immediate access to an instrument for crystal screening, characterization and data collection can significantly reduce the time to structure and increase the output of a structural biology lab. In this 45-minute webinar, we show you how you can increase the capabilities of your X-ray diffractometer and maximize the productivity of your protein structure projects.

Industrial Quality Control with the S6 JAGUAR (May 12, 2020)

In this 45-minute webinar, we present the
S6 JAGUAR, a new, benchtop wavelength dispersive XRF instrument for industrial quality control. The S6 JAGUAR brings many benefits, including simple sample prep, fast time to result, and low cost of operation. Learn about the S6 JAGUAR's capabilities in metals, minerals, cement, pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals.

Not Just for Experts: Pair Distribution Function Analysis in the Home Lab
(May 5, 2020)

Atomic pair distribution function (PDF) analysis is a powerful technique for studying the short and intermediate range structure of a wide range of materials, particularly glasses and nanomaterials. Over 2,000 people participated in this 45-minute webinar, and discovered how to expand the capabilities of their diffractometers and use PDF analysis when traditional techniques fall short. 

S2 PUMA Series 2 Launch: Find Out What's New in XRF! (Apr 29, 2020)

Our new S2 PUMA Series 2 Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometer has many enhanced capabilities, including speed, flexibility and usability. In this 30-minute webinar, Dr. Adrian Fiege and Dr. Kai Behrens discuss the S2 PUMA Series 2's technology, configurations, and applications to cement, steel, mining, food and feed, and pharma.