X'Pert³ Extended MRD (XL)

The X'Pert³ Extended MRD (XL) brings increased versatility to the range of X'Pert³ MRD systems. An extra PreFIX mounting platform allows mounting of an X-ray mirror and a high-resolution monochromator in-line, increasing significantly the intensity of the incident beam.

One can benefit from increased application versatility without compromise on data quality, high-resolution X-ray diffraction with high intensities, shorter measurement times for measurements such as reciprocal space mapping and rebuild from standard to extended configuration in minutes thanks to the PreFIX concept. With the 2nd generation PreFIX, reconfiguring is easy and optics positioning is more accurate than ever.

X'Pert³ MRD (XL) In-plane

With the X'Pert³ MRD (XL) system for in-plane diffraction, it becomes possible to measure diffraction from lattice planes that are perpendicular to the sample surface.

Standard and in-plane geometries on one system and a wide range of diffraction experiments on polycrystalline and highly perfect thin films, are just two of many benefits. 

Future-proof system flexibility

The X'Pert³ MRD systems offer advanced and innovative X-ray diffraction solutions from research to process development and process control. The used technologies make all systems field upgradable to all existing options and new developments in hardware and software to come.

X'Pert³ MRD XL




The first detector to bring 0D-1D-2D and 3D data to your diffractometer

The PIXcel3D is a unique 2D solid-state hybrid pixel detector. Each pixel is 55 microns x 55 microns and the detector array is 256 x 256 pixels. The detector, now based on Medipix3 technology, brings unrivalled signal to noise with its point spread function of one pixel and multiple energy discrimination levels.

Medipix3 technology brings:
• An increase in range of detection energies from Cr to Cu
• Improved energy resolution
• Increased linearity range
• Improved detection efficiency
• Documented (published) radiation hardness studies

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on your investment

To assure that your instrument remains in top condition and performs on
the highest level, Malvern Panalytical offers a wide range of services. Our Expertise
and support services assure an optimal functioning of your instrument.


Service for a lifetime
• Phone and remote support
• Preventive maintenance and checkups
• Flexible Customer Care Agreements
• Performance certificates
• Hardware and software upgrades
• Local and global support


Adding value to your processes
• Sample preparation development/optimization
• Analytical methodologies
• Turnkey solutions for XRD
• Operations via IQ/OQ/PQ, quality assurance (GLP, ISO17025) or round robins/inter laboratory studies
• Automation of lab processes
• Consultancy services

Training and education

• Training on-site or at our competence centers
• Broad range of basic and advanced courses on products, applications and software

Analytical services and calibration materials

• Expert (XRF) analyses services
• Oxides and trace analysis
• Customized calibration materials 

The Malvern Panalytical X’Pert³ MRD and MRD XL are all-in-one X-ray solution systems that can be used in many industry applications, including:

Semiconductors and single crystal wafers

Whether for growth studies or device design, the measurement of layer quality, thickness, strain and alloy composition using high-resolution XRD has been at the heart of research and development in electronic and optoelectronic multilayer semiconductor devices.  With a choice of X-ray mirrors, monochromators and detectors, the X’Pert3 MRD and MRD XL offer high-resolution configurations to suit different materials systems ranging from lattice matched semiconductors, through relaxed buffer layers on to novel exotic layers on non-standard substrates

Polycrystalline solids and thin films

Polycrystalline layers and coatings are an important component of many thin films and multilayer devices. The evolution of polycrystalline layer morphology during deposition is a key study area in functional materials research and development.  X’Pert3 MRD and X’Pert3 MRD XL can be fully equipped with a range of slits, parallel beam X-ray mirror, polycapillary lens, crossed slits and monocapillaries to give the full choice of incident beam optics for reflectometry, stress, texture and phase ID.

Ultra-thin films, nanomaterials and amorphous layers

Functional devices may contain disordered, amorphous or nanocomposite thin films. The flexibility of the X’Pert3 MRD and MRD XL systems allow for the incorporation of multiple analytical methods. A range of high-resolution optics, slits and parallel plate collimators are available to give the optimum performance for grazing incidence methods, in-plane diffraction and reflectometry.

Measurement under non-ambient conditions

Studying the behavior of materials under a variety of conditions is an essential part of materials research and process development.  The X’Pert3 MRD and MRD XL are designed for the easy incorporation of the DHS1100 non-ambient sample stage from Anton Paar, enabling automated measurementsunder a range of temperatures and inert atmosphere