The intelligent diffractometer
With the 3rd generation Empyrean, Malvern Panalytical has now redefined the concept of a multipurpose diffractometer: our newly designed MultiCore Optics enable the largest variety of measurements without any manual intervention. Empyrean has the unique ability to measure all sample types - from powders to thin films, from nanomaterials to solid objects - on a single instrument. The world of materials science is constantly changing and the life of a high performance diffractometer is much longer than the typical horizon of any research project. With Empyrean, you are ready for anything the future holds.
Empyrean is the only platform that does it all, delivering the best data quality on every sample types. It covers the largest set of X-ray diffraction, scattering and imaging applications in one single instrument. Moreover, Empyrean not only meets the high expectations of scientists and XRD experts today, but will continue to do so as research themes evolve Empyrean is ideal for teaching purposes, thanks to the large doors that open completely, allowing access to the system to several people; but at the same time is perfect to perform measurements in demanding R&D environments in several industries.
Features and benefits
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.
PreFIX is our proven proprietary concept that stands for pre-aligned fast interchangeable X-ray modules.
Thanks to this PreFIX concept your diffraction system becomes flexible, fast and future proof. The PreFIX mounting method of optics and stages enables the diffractometer to be reconfigured thanks to a reproducible positioning in three dimensions with microns precision. This allows users to switch between different applications in a matter of minutes, making the Empyrean a real multipurpose diffractometer.
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.
|Dimensions: 1400 (w) x 1162 (d) x 1947 (h) mm||Vertical goniometer, available in theta-theta or alpha-1 geometry||Fully ceramic X-ray tubes manufactured by Malvern Panalytical’s specialized factory under cleanroom conditions|
|Weight: 1150 kg||240 mm radius, interfaces are available to reduce or extend the diffracted beam radius for specific applications||Tool free swap of line to point focus|
|Large doors, allowing access for up to four people simultaneously||Maximum usable range (depending on accessories) -111°< 2θ <168°||4 kW generator supporting all current and future X-ray tubes|
|Meets all relevant worldwide regulations for electrical, mechanical and X-ray safety, with all anode types||New generation direct optical encoding system (DOPS 2) for lifetime goniometer accuracy, using precisely aligned Heidenhain encoders and path tracking technology||All Empyrean instruments are designed for 60 kV operation, allowing optimal performance for Mo and Ag sources|
|System is on wheels for easy installation and relocation||2θ linearity equal or better than ±0.01°||Hybrid pixel detectors with smallest pixel size available on the market|
|Automatic recognition of optical modules||Angular resolution: 0.026° FWHM on LaB6||Large range of ambient and non-ambient stages|
Smallest increment: 0.0001°
Angular reproducibility:< 0.0002°
1DerUltimate versatility and data clarity in 1D detection.
For 0D, 1D measurements using Cu, Co, Fe, Mn and Cr radiation.
For 0D, 1D and 2D measurements using Cu, Co, Fe, Mn and Cr radiation.
For 1D, 2D and 3D measurements using Ag, Mo and Cu radiation.
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