X-ray texture diffractometer D8 Advance (Bruker)

The development of innovative material properties requires exact knowledge of the material's texture – for this purpose, the IMM owns two X-Ray texture diffractometers with special equipment for texture analysis. Textures of metals and their alloys, even of bi-phase materials, as well as some other materials like ceramic can be analyzed. The knowledge that is gained through this means enables a directed modification of the texture by use of different transformation processes and heat treatment in order to optimize the material's properties.

  • precise measurement of textures, even of very sharp textures
  • determination of the volume fractions of multi-phase composites
Technical data:
  • area detector
  • laser / video focusing system
  • focusing X-ray optics on an area of 100 µm²