SAL Villach


The PANalytical X’Pert Pro is a multipurpose x-ray diffractometer equipped with a Cu Kα source. The X’Pert Pro is capable of both high-resolution and lower-resolution measurements and enables a wide range of thin film and powder sample analysis. The X’Pert Pro is a modular system, making it very easy to switch between different measurement modes.

Research Services:

  • X-ray diffraction on thin films on small samples and wafers up to 200 mm
  • Specular diffraction, high resolution XRD, grazing incidence XRD, etc. for phase analysis, crystal quality, mosaicity, etc.
  • 200 mm mapping possibility
  • X-ray reflectivity for film thickness, density and roughness
  • In-situ heating experiments of small samples up to 1100 °C in nitrogen atmosphere or vacuum



Available hardware includes:

  • Two-bounce Ge monochromators for high-resolution diffraction
  • An automatic beam attenuator for the incident beam optics made of a Ni foil.
  • Masks ranging from 2 mm to 20 mm.
  • Automated anti-scatter and divergence slits.
  • 200 mm stage for mapping
  • Anton Paar domed hot stage for in-situ heating experiments up to 1100 °C



Heimo Müller

Head of Business Development & Grant Office

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