Instrument Data

Energy ranges for our instruments

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easyXAFS 150
easyXAFS 300/300+
(4.5-20 keV)

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Brimstone
Tender XES
(2-5 keV)

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High
Energy

Look for this sticker for high energy measurements (>15keV)

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Our easyXAFS/XES product line features our versatile, hard x-ray spectrometers. Using easily-maintained, standard x-ray tube sources, these instruments provide synchrotron-quality spectra from 4.5-12+ keV in your own lab.

Hard X-ray data

        easyXAFS300/300+

         easyXES150

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easyXAFS300/300+ Data

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XAFS for 3d-transition metals

easyXAFS spectrum of XAFS (XANES and EXAFS) for the 3d transition metals Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, and Zn

With the wide energy range of our hard x-ray spectrometers, high-quality XANES and EXAFS of all the 3d transition metals from Ti to Zn can be measured. These elements are crucial in critical areas of modern research from batteries to catalysis, environmental remediation, and more.

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Battery pouch cell- Ni Xanes 

Ni XANES    easyXAFS XANES spectra of the Ni K-edge for NMC-type cathode in a lithium ion battery pouch cell.

Ni K-edge XANES spectra of an NMC-type cathode in a lithium ion battery pouch cell. Our hard x-ray spectrometers are well suited to track the internal charge and discharge process of battery electrodes. 

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Fe EXAFS 

High performance Fe K-edge EXAFS out to k = 14 Å-1 (inverse Angstroms) for Fe metal reference foil. Measured with easyXAFS300.

High performance Fe K-edge EXAFS out to k = 14 Å for Fe metal reference foil. EXAFS measurements provide unique insights into the local structure and coordination environment.

Pt EXAFS

Pt EXAFS   easyXAFS spectrum of Pt L3-edge EXAFS.

EXAFS measurements provide unique insights into the local structure and coordination environment. 

Zr EXAFS

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High
Energy

HIGH ENERGY MEASURMENT!!
EXAFS measurements provide unique insights into the local structure and coordination environment. 

Ni K-edge Rapid XANES 

easyXAFS XANES spectrum of Ni K-edge with rapid scan times, 2-10 minutes, for reference Ni metal foil.

Our hard x-ray spectrometers enable high quality data collection with energy resolution matching the synchrotron. Excellent performance is achieved in a matter of minutes. This enables the collection of large data sets in short time frames as well as real-time tracking of reaction processes. 

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Mo EXAFS

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High
Energy

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HIGH ENERGY MEASUREMENT!!
EXAFS measurements provide unique insights into the local structure and coordination environment. 

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NMC Ni K-edge 

High performance Ni K-edge XANES of Ni foil and NMC 442/811 battery cathodes. Measured with easyXAFS300.

High performance Ni K-edge XANES of pristine NMC 442 and NMC 811 battery electrodes. The change in the Ni K-edge position reflects the change in Ni oxidation state related to the different NMC compositions. 

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Pr L3-edge XANES

Pr L3-edge XANES of Pr2O3 and Pr6O11 measured with an easyXAFS300 spectrometer.

Pr L3-edge XANES of Pr2O3 and Pr6O11, demonstrating the sensitivity of the L3-edge to determine changes in Pr oxidation state. Measured with an easyXAFS300 spectrometer.

Nb EXAFS

Nb  Kedge EXAFS measured on easyXAFS300

High
Energy

Nb  Kedge EXAFS measured on easyXAFS300

HIGH ENERGY MEASURMENT!!
EXAFS measurements provide unique insights into the local structure and coordination environment. 

Nb K-edge XANES 

Nb XANES  measured on easyXAFS 300

HIGH ENERGY MEASUREMENT!!
Nb XANES measurements provide unique insights into the oxidation state. 




 

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High
Energy

Ni EXAFS

Ni EXAFS   High performance Ni K-edge EXAFS out to k = 14 Å-1 (inverse Angstroms) for Ni metal reference foil. Measured with easyXAFS300.

High performance Ni K-edge EXAFS out to k = 14 Å-1 for Ni metal reference foil. For this sample, synchrotron quality EXAFS spectra was obtained in as little as 15 minutes.  easyXAFS instruments can measure a wide k-range, enabling improved local structural identification. 

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NMC Co K-edge

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 High performance Co K-edge XANES of pristine NMC 442 and NMC 811 battery electrodes. The elemental sensitivity of the easyXAFS spectrometers provide new insights into properties that directly influence energy storage.

Co K-edge Rapid XANES

easyXAFS XANES spectrum of Co K-edge with rapid scan times (2-10 minutes) for reference foil.

Our hard x-ray spectrometers enable high quality data collection with energy resolution matching the synchrotron. Excellent performance is achieved in a matter of minutes. This enables the collection of large data sets in short time frames as well as real-time tracking of reaction processes. 

 
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easyXES150 Data

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V XANES 

easyXAFS spectrum of V K-edge XANES region with rapid scan times (3-10 minutes) for reference foil. Measured with easyXAFS easyXES150 spectrometer.

Our hard x-ray spectrometers enable high quality data collection with energy resolution matching the Synchrotron. Excellent performance is achieved in a matter of minutes. 

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Fe Oxide XANES data

Fe K-edge XANES of Fe reference standards in different oxidation states: Fe and Fe(III) [Fe2O3]. Measured with easyXAFS easyXES150 spectrometer.

Fe K-edge of reference standards, Fe and Fe(III) [Fe2O3] measured in an easyXES 150 spectrometer showing the sensitivity of XANES to differences in oxidation state.

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Se VTC 

 XES valence-to-core (VtC) XES measurements of Se metal and Na2SeO4 measured with an easyXES150 spectrometer.

Valence-to-core XES measurements of Se metal and Na2SeO4 measured on an easyXES150 spectrometer. The presence of the additional peak at 12,639 eV reflects the change in valence structure of the selenium valence electrons in Na2SeO4, and is likely due to orbital mixing with the oxygen.

V EXAFS

High performance V K-edge EXAFS out to k = 14 Å-1 (inverse Angstroms) for V metal reference foil. Measured with easyXAFS easyXES150 spectrometer.

High performance V K-edge EXAFS demonstrating the excellent performance of easyXAFS spectrometers out to high k values.

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Fe oxide XES data

Fe Kβ (Kbeta) and valence-to-core (VtC) XES of Fe reference standards in different oxidation states: Fe and Fe(III) [Fe2O3]. Measured with easyXAFS easyXES150 spectrometer.

Fe Kβ spectra showing sensitivity to changes in oxidation state and local coordination environment for reference standards: Fe and Fe (III) [Fe2O3].

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 All easyXES150 and easyXAFS300 data is possible on the 300+. The XES capabilities of the easyXES150 and easyXAFS300+ are identical.

Cr Kα XES

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Cr Kα XES of reference standards in different oxidation states measured in an easyXAFS spectrometer, showing the sensitivity of x-ray fluorescence lines when measured at very high energy resolution.

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Fe oxide XES data (low weight %)

XES Fe Kβ (Kbeta) spectra of Fe oxides (Fe2O3) at low weight percentages in carbon binder (PEG). Measured with easyXAFS easyXES150 spectrometer.

Fe Kβ XES spectra measurements at concentrations as low as  0.25 wt. % Fe, with measurement time of only 4 minutes. XES measurements are well suited for low elemental concentrations. 

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XES- Ni Kβ

XES spectra of Ni Kβ (Kbeta) of Ni, NiS and Ni acetate. Measured with easyXAFS easyXES150 spectrometer.

Ni Kβ XES of reference standards in different oxidation states measured in an easyXAFS spectrometer, showing the sensitivity of x-ray fluorescence lines when measured at very high energy resolution.

 

We make spectroscopy easy.

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The BRIMSTONE is a high performance tender x-ray emission spectrometer (2-5 keV). Using an innovative optical geometry and standard x-ray tube, this instrument provides synchrotron-quality x-ray emission spectra (XES) at synchrotron-level count rates. The ~1-eV energy resolution strongly outperforms all traditional WD-XRF systems in this energy range, with high-profile applications for sulfur and phosphorus speciation.

Tender X-ray Data

        Brimstone

Sulfur XES Kα

easyXAFS BRIMSTONE Tender XES spectrum of Kα (Kalpha) of Sulfur in ZnS and Na2SO4 showing a shift in energy with oxidation state.

Tender X-ray Emission Spectroscopy (XES) measurements of the Sulfur Kα emission line in ZnS and Na2SO4 compounds. The change in oxidation state of the sulfur is indicated by the shift in energy of the spectrum, while there is very little change in spectral shape.

Phosphorus XES Kα

easyXAFS BRIMSTONE Tender XES spectrum of Kα (Kalpha) of Phosphorus in GaP and Na2HPO4 compounds, showing a shift in energy with oxidation state.

Tender XES measurements of the Phosphorus Kα emission line in GaP and Na2HPO4 compounds. The change in oxidation state of the phosphorus is indicated by the shift in energy of the spectrum, while there is very little change in spectral shape.

Sulfur VTC-XES Kβ

easyXAFS BRIMSTONE valence-to-core Kβ XES measurements of Sulfur in ZnS and Na2SO4 compounds.

Tender XES measurements of Sulfur valence-to-core Kβ XES show an increased sensitivity to the valence electronic structure compared to the Kα. Comparing the measurements of ZnS and Na2SO4, a number of spectral features change, including the presence of a separate peak at lower energies due to the oxygen 2s orbital hybridization with the sulfur valence electrons.

Sulfur Kalpha linear combination fitting

easyXAFS BRIMSTONE Sulfur Kα (Kalpha) XES spectrum of a partially oxidized CoS sample, demonstrating linear combination fitting for oxidation state analysis.

Sulfur Kα XES spectrum of a partially oxidized sample of CoS demonstrates the sensitivity of S Kα XES. Since the spectral shape does not change significantly, linear combination fitting can be performed with high confidence to determine the fraction of oxidized sulfur.

Phosphorus VTC-XES Kβ

easyXAFS BRIMSTONE valence-to-core Kβ (Kbeta) XES measurements of Phosphorus in GaP and Na2HPO4 compounds.

Tender XES measurements of Phosphorus valence-to-core Kβ XES show an increased sensitivity to the valence electronic structure compared to the Kα. Comparing the measurements of GaP and Na2HPO4, a number of spectral features change, including the presence of a separate peak at lower energies due to the oxygen 2s orbital hybridization with the phosphorus valence electrons.

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