Benchtop XRD BTX Analyzer

BTX Compact Benchtop XRD System

The BTX Benchtop XRD System is a fast, low cost, small footprint, benchtop XRD for full phase ID of major, minor and trace components and quick XRF scan of elements Ca - U. Its unique, minimal sample prep technique and sample chamber allow for fast, benchtop analysis rivaling the performance of large costly lab units.
The BTX Benchtop X-ray Diffraction/X-ray Fluorescence is, simply put, the first combined XRD/XRF instrument designed with ease of use in mind. From educational settings, to the rigors of a QC application, BTX is well suited. Based on the filed proven reliable design of Terra Portable XRD System, our field portable XRD/XRF instrument, BTX features the same level of performance, but without the aspects of a portable instrument. The technology used in the portable rock and mineral analyzer received a prestigious R&D 100 award and was chosen to fly on the Mars Science Laboratory Rover scheduled for launch in 2011. Check out the NASA site for more.
The BTX is a compact combination XRF/XRD system designed for powder analysis. Now XRD work can really be done in an easy to use, small footprint, low cost configuration. With the BTX patented sample handling system, not only is sample preparation time minimized, but accuracy in peak identification previously only available using large and expensive laboratory based systems can now be achieved.

Key Features/Benefits

  • Self-contained instrument
  • Very simple sample preparation
    • loose powders (~20mg of sample)
    • sieve sample to <150µm
  • Easy to use, single button operation
  • True 2D powder XRD instrument provides image of XRD pattern
    • See particle influences or preferred orientation
  • Energy discrimination X-ray detector
    • Eliminate Fluorescence, scatter and other background
    • XRF spectral data for pattern confirmation
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