Bruker AXS Launches New SuperSpeedSolutions-TM- for Materials Research and Nanostructure Applications.Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers
MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 13, 2004
Bruker AXS Inc., an operating company operating company
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XRD X-Ray Diode ) systems for materials research applications, named SuperSpeedSolutions(TM). Two novel technologies, the high-power Turbo-X-ray Source(TM) and the high-speed VANTEC-1(TM) detector based on brand new MikroGap(TM) technology, now enable X-ray diffraction to go beyond current limitations in terms of sensitivity and speed. Bruker AXS is starting to ship first systems in Q1/04.
The new Turbo-X-ray Source has been developed at Bruker AXS' new Yokahama R&D center which originated from the acquisition of MAC Science in 2002. The Turbo-X-ray Source is fully integrated into the D8 platform and shows outstanding sensitivity compared with other systems in the market. In combination with the new VANTEC-1 detector, or the existing HISTAR HISTAR Hyperspectral Imaging for Surveillance and Targeting (TM) detection system, it enables researchers to perform time-resolved X-ray diffraction experiments with milliseconds time resolution. The new SuperSpeedSolutions concept also includes systems for nanostructure analysis, by combining the recently launched NANOSTAR(TM) with the new Turbo-X-ray Source.
Frank Burgaezy, Managing Director and Business Unit Manager Materials Research, stated: "This is a major step forward in applying new X-ray technologies in the materials research market. In this 'three-continent' project our R&D teams in Madison, WI/USA, Karlsruhe/Germany and Yokohama/Japan have been working closely together, and the final outcome has even surpassed our highest expectations. We are proud that we can now offer the fastest and most sensitive X-ray laboratory diffraction system in the market, enabling our customers to tackle new applications in materials research and perform better and faster analyses on their current research targets."
Lutz Bruegemann, Marketing Manager for Materials Research, commented: "After demonstrating the outstanding analytical capabilities and the smart integration of our new SuperSpeedSolutions, we have so far received extremely positive feedback from our customers. Serving the entire materials research market from cutting-edge science to high-throughput industrial analysis, our SuperSpeedSolutions will not only extend our strong market position, but will also open new opportunities in market segments which were formerly not addressed by XRD."
Roger Durst, Vice President of R&D and Chief Technology Officer, added: "These exciting new products resulted from years of focused research by our global development team. We have married two powerful new technologies: our compact, high-intensity Turbo-X-ray Source delivers up to an order of magnitude A change in quantity or volume as measured by the decimal point. For example, from tens to hundreds is one order of magnitude. Tens to thousands is two orders of magnitude; tens to millions is three orders of magnitude, etc. more flux than conventional tubes while our breakthrough MikroGap detector technology features unprecedented quantum efficiency and counting rate performance. Together these tools allow existing experiments to be dramatically accelerated and also open up entirely new classes of time-resolved applications."
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