From powder diffraction to high-resolution thin film studies

The PIXcel1D covers a wide range of 1D applications requiring the medium and lower energy radiation wavelengths namely Cu, Co, Fe, Mn, Cr: 

  • Phase identification and high throughput screening
  • Standardless quantification of mixtures of phases
  • Refinement of crystal structures
  • Phase transitions at non-ambient conditions in combination with our in situ stages
  • Residual stress, texture and phase identification of metals and alloys
  • Powder diffraction from large unit cell crystals
  • Thin film studies
TypePIXcel1D detector with Medipix3
Window size14 mm x 14 mm
Efficiency Cu K>95%
99% Linearity range0 – 6.5 x 109 cps – Overall
0 - 25 x 106 cps - Column
Energy resolution around Cu K18%
Maximum count rateMaximum count rate 30 x 109 cps – Overall
120 x 106 cps - Column
Maximum background<0.5 cps - Overall
Active length14 mm
Smallest step size0.0016º 2θθ at 240 mm goniometer radius
Supported wavelengthsCu, Co, Fe, Mn, Cr