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inXitu’s cost effective XRD now available for clinker and cement analysis

Press Release   •   Jan 06, 2010 14:19 EST

The challenge of using X-ray Diffraction for the analysis of clinker and cement has long been a challenge for the powder XRD industry.  The complex nature of this application requires both a high performing instrument coupled with a strong understanding of the mathematics involved in producing the required results.  With the introduction of BTX, it is now possible to perform this complex analysis with a cost effective benchtop instrument.  When combined with Rietveld refinement tools, BTX provides and easy to use and timely analysis for phase identification and quantification of the key components in clinker and cement materials. From free lime analysis, to critical phases involved in the determination of physical properties of cement, BTX is now well suited for this application. Contact the manufacturer for a free application study.

The powder handling methods can dramatically improve the quality of XRD data while reducing the requirements for sample preparation. inXitu’s patented technique makes possible quality XRD data to be collected regardless of the grain size of the sample. Grain sizes up to 400 um have been tested producing data normally obtained with micron size particles.

Incorporating key technologies from its portable XRD instrument and advanced sample handling techniques, inXitu has developed solutions targeted for identification and analysis in the areas of material analysis, pharmaceuticals, forensics, art and archaeological materials. This new line of instruments offers performance comparable to laboratory XRD systems with the benefit of ease of use, significantly reduced sample preparation and reduced cost of acquisition and operation.

inXitu Inc. is a leader in portable XRD/XRF based instrumentation specializing in developing the technologies required to enable the next generation of scientific instruments used for materials analysis. The technology used in its portable rock and mineral analyzer received a prestigious R&D 100 award and was chosen to fly on the Mars Science Laboratory rover scheduled for launch in 2011.