X-ray sources and source-optics systems

Primux 50 microfocus X-ray source-optics systems

We provide a microfocus X-ray source system equipped with high performance ASTIX X-ray optics for two-dimensional beam shaping.The system is made for upgrades of existing X-ray instruments and it can be applied for customized solutions. Main applications are XRD, SAXS, WAXS and μXRF. Benefits are an intense and symmetric beam of high spectral purity and low power consumption of the X-ray source. The properties of the beam can be matched to customers‘ requirements. For example, high-flux optics with a large convergence angle are designed for single crystal XRD, low-convergence optics with a sharp beam edge are of interest for SAXS, whereas small spot sizes are crucial for μXRF.

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Primux 50 source with optics and mirror housing

Drawing of Primux 50 system

2-dimensionally focussing or collimating ASTIX mirrors

X-ray optics specifications

Beam shaping type

focusing (ASTIX-f), collimating (ASTIX-c), hybride (ASTIX-h)

Kβ suppression

>10³

Beam size

30-600 μm (ASTIX-f), 300-2000 μm (ASTIX-c)

Focal length f

100-3000 mm (ASTIX-f)
(from optics center to secondary focus)

Housing

UMH type (vacuum possible)

Alignment

manual or motorized

Beam shaping

crossed-slit screen / pinhole




X-ray source specifications

Anode material

Cu, Mo, Ag
(others on request)

Anode spot size

50 µm

Voltage

up to 65 kV

Source power

up to 50 W
(others on request)

Housing dimensions
(W×D×H)

72×79×290 mm³
(without mirror housing)

Cooling

water-cooled

Cooling requirement

Temperature 15-25 °C

Cooling water flow

~ 1 l/min

Pressure

< 3 bar

Mass

8 kg (incl. mirror housing)

Other features

fully customizable with a large variety of X-ray optics




HV generator specifications

Rack mount

19" 4U device

Mass

~13 kg

Voltage input

100-240 V (AC) 50/60 Hz

Max. power output

65 W

Max. voltage

65 kV

Dual source

optional

Safety circuits inputs

external door interlock
Source recognition HV and power are automatically limited depending on tube specification.

Flow sensor

integrated

Communication

Ethernet
external shutter triggering

Software

Windows, Linux (GUI)