BRUKER D8 Discovery

Structure analysis on powder (WAXS)


  • Powders: single & multi-phase systems

Structural parameters:

  • Qualitative phase analysis
  • Quantitative phase analysis
  • Ab-initio structure determination


  • 2Theta/Omega scans: in capillaries and flat sample holders
  • High temperature experiments can be conducted: T<300°C
  • Reactions can be conducted

Working principle:

With the BRUKER D8 Discover routine experiments analyzing powders can be conducted. Colleagues from Empa with frequent demands can get access to the instrument after training and may use it by reservation through an online system. However, the staff of the lab will give support in setting up an optimized experiment.


Prof. Dr. Antonia Neels

Prof. Dr. Antonia Neels
Head of the Center for X-ray Analytics

Phone: +41 58 765 4507