Empyrean Alpha 1
Unrivalled data quality from a laboratory XRD system
Empyrean Alpha-1 is configured with a unique symmetric Ge monochromator (Johansson type) giving perfect Cu or Co Kα1-only Bragg-Brentano reflection geometry data for structure determination, with unrivaled resolution, excellent peak symmetry, and ultra-low backgrounds.
Thanks to the PreFIX concept on the tube housing, users can easily swap between Kα1-only configuration to Kα1,2 in a matter of minutes.
Engineered to be the best
The Empyrean Alpha-1 is a member of Malvern Panalytical’s family of Empyrean X-ray diffraction systems. In the Alpha-1, a unique symmetric Johansson monochromator provides data with unrivalled resolution, excellent peak symmetry, and ultra-low background - perfect for structural analysis needs.
True flexibility for all of your crystallographic needs
The key to the Alpha-1’s flexibility is its ingenious use of our PreFIX (Pre-aligned Fast Interchangeable X-ray) technology. This kinematic mounting system is applied to optics, stages and even the tube housing, and allows the diffractometer to be reconfigured in minutes without realignment. In five minutes or less, the highresolution Alpha-1 diffractometer becomes a multipurpose diffraction system ready to tackle a variety of analytical challenges.
Highest data quality on every sample
Praised by scientists for its performance, Empyrean allows them to prepare for synchrotron beam time in the best possible way. The unrivalled collection of sample stages and optical components for Empyrean allows applications to be done in various ways: from ‘simple’ by just adding a few slits and analysis software to a standard geometry, to top performance using dedicated optics, sources and detectors. This is ideal for a multipurpose laboratory: if the need for a certain application increases, data quality and throughput time can be improved by adding dedicated modules.
Multipurpose and future proof
“The only thing constant in life is change”. This holds especially in a research environment, where the analytical needs often change with a redirection of the research program. New applications are easily added to an Empyrean system, making it the perfect answer for anything the feature will hold. New and exciting applications are constantly developed on this platform, keeping our customers on the cutting edge of technology.
Hybrid PIXel technologies
Malvern Panalytical has always been at the forefront of hybrid detector technology. We were the first company to introduce combined 0D and 1D functionality in silicon strip detectors and to expand the onboard flexibility to 0D-1D-2D-3D.
The small pixel size, zero background and the high dynamic range of our hybrid detectors (PIXcel3D and GaliPIX3D) bring with them a revolution in the way XRD applications are treated. No longer is it necessary to maximize intensity or 2D detector size. With a choice of optics and operational radii, you can optimize the configuration to really suit your purpose.
Good laboratory practice
Empyrean with its alignment-free PreFIX modules and measurement and analysis automation possibilities supports anyone who has good laboratory practice (GLP) in mind. In addition, every aspect of the Empyrean package, from the hardware to dedicated analysis solutions, comes with extensive tutorials for novice users yet offers access to all functions for experts.
Customized solutions for X-ray diffraction
The Empyrean is a true multi-purpose instrument, designed to support a wide range of applications. Yet, in the market place we often meet scientists and analysts working with our equipment who would like to extend the possibilities even further, according to their own ideas for their own research. At Malvern Panalytical, we like to support our users in their materials research. We bring them the right solution for complex analytical problems or cost-effective production processes. If you have concepts for new sample holders and stages, optical modules or analytical techniques, discuss your requirements with your local Malvern Panalytical sales representative or submit your request if you need a dedicated solution for your diffraction research. Together we can work on advanced solutions for new requirements, keeping pace with the latest developments in the world of science and research.
Solutions to maximize the return 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
- 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