X-ray Optics

Xenocs proposes a wide range of optics for both XRD and XRF applications.

Based on worldwide patents and more than 14 years of Research and Development, Xenocs is the only company in the world proposing single reflection multilayer optics. These optics offer typically 50% more efficiency than standard multiple reflection optics, also called Montel optics.

Based on its proprietary replication technology, Xenocs is able to offer innovative optical designs with unmatched performance, which up to now have been impossible to achieve with other existing manufacturing techniques.

Mirror type Figure Optic efficiency
(calculated over mirror length for 70µm source)
Standard Montel mirrors Montel mirrors Eff = 42%
Xenocs FOX 3D mirrors Fox 3D mirrors Eff = 62%

Our product range for XRD application

2D-3D Beam shaping X-ray Optics

High Flux Optics

Model Beam size at focus (mm) with 60 µm source Divergence (mrad) Typical application
FOX 3D Cu 14-39 (♦) 0.19 x 0.19 5.4
FOX 3D Cu 12-53 0.3 x 0.3 3
  • Protein crystallography (Long Unit Cells)
  • Powder diffraction
FOX 3D Mo 10-31 0.13 x 0.13 4
  • Small molecule crystallography
  • High pressure diffraction
FOX 3D Ag 10-30 0.13 x 0.13 3
  • Small molecule crystallography
  • High pressure diffraction
FOX 3D Cr 8-30 0.20 x 0.20 6
  • Protein crystallography (S-SAD)
  • Stress analysis
FOX 1D Cu 12-53 0.3 3
  • XRD, Powder Diffraction

Small Spot Optics

Model Beam size at focus (mm) with 60 µm source Divergence (mrad) Typical application
FOX 2D Mo 25-25 (♦) 0.08 x 0.08 5
  • Small mollecule crystallography
  • High pressure crystallography
FOX 2D Cu 25-25 (♦) 0.08 x 0.08 5.3
FOX 3D Cu 21-21 HC (♦) 0.08 x 0.08 70 x 35
  • Rapid x-ray Reflectometry (full beam)
  • Scanning x-ray Reflectometry (with slit)
  • Micro-XRF
FOX 3D Cu 28-10 0.04 x 0.04 17
  • Stress Analysis, Micro-diffraction, Micro-XRF
FOX 3D Cr 30-8 0.04 x 0.04 17
  • Stress Analysis, Micro-diffraction, Micro-XRF

Collimating Optics

Model Beam size at focus (mm) with 60 µm source Divergence (mrad) Typical application
FOX 2D Cu 12-INF (♦) 1.2 x 1.2 1
FOX 2D Mo 25-INF (♦) 0.85 x 1.3 0.5
  • Small Angle x-ray Scattering
  • High Resolution x-ray Diffraction
  • Surface scattering
FOX 2D 12-60 L (♦) 0.18 x 0.2 0.5 x 2
  • High resolution diffraction
  • Small sample analysis
FOX 1D Cu 12-INF (♦) 1.2 0.8
  • High resolution x-ray diffraction, Powder diffraction, Reflectometry, Small angle x-ray scattering

1D Beam shaping X-ray Optics

High Flux Optics

Model Beam size at focus (mm) with 60 µm source Divergence (mrad) Typical application
FOX 1D Cu 12-53 0.3 3
  • XRD, Powder Diffraction

Collimating Optics

Model Beam size at focus (mm) with 60 µm source Divergence (mrad) Typical application
FOX 1D Cu 12-INF (♦) 1.2 0.8
  • High resolution x-ray diffraction, Powder diffraction, Reflectometry, Small angle x-ray scattering

Our product range for XRF application

Based on its extended experience in multilayer coatings, surface shaping, and advanced metrology, Xenocs has developed a broad range of high performance XRF analyzer optics.

With its unique replication technology, Xenocs has developed new analyzer geometries that lead to improved lower limits of detection and increased measurement throughput.

 

XRF Optics

Element of interest Reference
O, F, Na, Mg, Al, Si, P, S XAN-1
Nitrogen XAN-2
Carbon XAN-3
Boron XAN-4
Mg, Al , Si XAN-5
Be XAN-6