Automated Multipurpose Powder X-Ray Diffractometer: XRDynamic (XRD) 500

XRDynamic 500 delivers unparalleled XRD data quality with the highest efficiency. With a multipurpose platform that covers an extensive range of applications including PDF analysis, powder XRD, SAXS, non-ambient XRD, etc., users can perform various tasks.

Thanks to its fully automatic optics and alignment routines, the XRDynamic 500 is easy to use and allows everyone, from novices to experts, to quickly obtain high-quality XRD data with minimal errors. XRDynamic 500: Driving XRD.

  • Efficiency: Instrument usage is increased by up to 50%
  • Out-of-box: Superior resolution/signal-to-noise ratio
  • X-ray optics and beam geometry change are completely automated
  • TruBeam™ concept: Larger goniometer radius and evacuated beam path
  • Instrument and sample are self-aligned for maximum convenience

XRDynamic 500's TruBeam™ concept features an evacuated beam path, a large goniometer radius and completely automated X-ray optics/beam geometry changes. Users can measure a wide range of samples with different instrument configurations and intuitive software that includes optimized workflows.

With a standard Bragg-Brentano configuration, users can achieve superior resolution (FWHM *0.021° for 1st LaB6 standard peak). The signal-to-noise ratio is enhanced with up to 50% less with minimal parasitic air scattering and background noise. The flexibility of a dedicated instrument for SAXS measurements enables users to reconfigure the instrument quickly for non-ambient XRD experiments.

Minimize Users’ Workload

Multiple Beam Paths

  • Users can switch between up to three beam geometries in a single click
  • Different measurements can be sequentially run without the need for user intervention
  • Increasing instrument use by up to 50% can save time


Several diffractometers necessitate parts to be interchanged by the user for each measurement geometry. Carrying out two entirely different kinds of measurements sequentially is viable only if the instrument is opened to manually alter configurations.


Users can switch between up to three beam geometries just by clicking a single button (available for any kind of X-ray tube that is used), as a result of a motorized optics stack. A special source tilt axis enables each geometry to be accurately and automatically aligned.


Automatic switching can be done between up to three beam geometries, making it feasible to run entirely different measurements sequentially on different (or the same) samples without any need for exchange of parts or any user input. Users can enjoy up to 50% increased instrument uptime by running complicated measurements batches overnight and on weekends without any need for intervention.

XRDynamic 500 Multiple beam paths

Video Credit: Anton Paar GmbH

Automated Optics

  • Automation of all optics
  • High-quality data available for every user
  • Higher efficiency and fewer errors


Choosing the proper optics usually implies switching between components and updating the measurement configuration by hand in the measurement software. This is laborious and can result in errors, necessitating supervision or wide training for more inexperienced users to regularly gather high-quality XRD data.


Complete automation of all optical components in the beam path allows alteration of the instrument configuration with just a click. There is no need for any physical exchange of parts or user intervention.


Users can save time and decrease the chance of errors by automatically switching to the proper optics and routinely identifying the present configuration. The measurement setup is not just intuitive but also simple, even for users who are new to XRD.

XRDynamic 500 – Automated Optics

Video Credit: Anton Paar GmbH


  • The instrument self-aligns without requiring a service visit
  • Flawless automatic alignment for each measurement configuration
  • Each sample is automatically aligned


For accurate alignment of diffractometers — specifically, X-ray optics — expert knowledge or even a service visit is required. Aligning samples can also be challenging for inexperienced users.


Instrument alignment routines are fully automated such that the instrument self-aligns at any time. For every sample, automated sample alignment routines can be used.


Users can cancel the service visit and let the instrument align itself. To enjoy maximum uptime and lower ownership costs, users should ensure that the instrument (and sample) is always accurately aligned.

XRDynamic 500 – Auto alignment

Video Credit: Anton Paar GmbH

Intuitive Use

  • Intuitive, improved measurement workflows
  • User-friendly for beginners and experts
  • Not much user training time is required


For users who are not familiar with diffraction systems, conventional systems are often complicated arrays of multiple components. A lot of time may be spent by experienced users configuring measurement plans and instruments, detracting from more important tasks.


Thanks to intelligent automation, the XRDynamic 500 and XRDdrive control software integrate simple instrument handling and intuitive workflows with as much or as little detail as the user need.


Users can get the most out of XRDynamic 500 automation with streamlined workflows. The software allows both experts and novices to work as they like while always trusting in high-quality measurements.

XRDynamic 500 – Intuitive use

Video Credit: Anton Paar GmbH

Technical Specifications

Source: Anton Paar GmbH

X-ray source
Source type Primux 3000
X-ray generator Up to 3 kW
Tube voltage / current 20 kV to 60 kV / 2 mA to 50 mA
Configuration Vertical Theta/Theta geometry
Measurement radius 360 or 400 mm
Maximum usable angular range -95° – 162.5° 2theta
Minimum step size 0.0001°
2theta linearity ≤0.01°
Maximum angular speed 15 °/sec
Maximum angular resolution 0.021° (FWHM of 1st LaB₆ peak)
Sample stages and attachments
Ambient sample stages Fixed sample stage
Sample spinner stage (reflection/transmission)
XY stage (with autosampler option)
Capillary spinner stage
EVAC module
Non-ambient attachments HTK 1200N
HTK 16N/2000N
TTK 600
XRK 900
CHC plus⁺
BTS 150/500
Detectors Solid-state hybrid pixel detectors:
  • Pixos 2000 detector
  • Pixos 2000 CdTe detector for high-energy X-rays
  • XRDdrive: system control and data acquisition software
  • XRDanalysis: data processing and analysis software for qualitative and quantitative phase analysis, microstructure analysis, and Rietveld refinement
General specifications
Exterior dimensions (width x depth x height) 1350 mm x 1160 mm x 1850 mm
Weight (not including optional accessories) 750 kg
Power supply 3-Phase: 3/N/PE AC 400/230 V, 50…60 Hz, 25 A
1-Phase: 208…240 VAC, 50…60 Hz, 36 A
Maximum power consumption
(without additional controllers for optional equipment)
5.5 kW
Cooling water supply Flow rate: >3.6 L/min,   Pressure: 4.5 – 6 bar, Temperature: <25 °C

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