Innov-X  Terra Portable XRD




The Terra Field Portable X-ray Diffraction/X-ray Fluorescence is, simply put, the evolution of X-ray diffraction analysis. The technology used in the portable rock and mineral analyzer received a prestigious R&D 100 award and was chosen to fly on the Mars Science Laboratory Rover scheduled for launch in 2011. Check out the NASA site for more.
The Terra is the first truly portable combination XRF/XRD system designed specifically for rock and mineral analysis. Now field XRD work can really be done in the field. The Terra can be configured with everything you need to acquire and analyze diffraction data in a rugged compact case. With a patented sample handling system, not only is sample preparation time minimized, but accuracy in peak identification previously only available using laboratory based systems can be achieved.
Key Features/Benefits
Self-contained instrument – battery operated
Very simple sample preparation
loose powders (~20mg of sample)
sieve sample to <150µm
Easy to use, single button operation
True 2D powder XRD instrument
provides image of XRD pattern
See particle influences or prefered orientation
Energy discrimination X-ray detector
Eliminate Fluorescence, scatter and other background
XRF spectral data for pattern confirmation.
XRD resolution  0.25o 2Ø FWHM
XRD range  5 – 55o 2Ø
Detector type  1024×256 pixels; 2D Peltier-cooled CCD
XRF energy resolution  200eV at 5.9 keV
XRF energy range  3 to 25 keV
Sample grain size  <150µm crushed minerals (100 mesh screen, 150µm)
Sample quantity  15 mg
X-ray target material  Co or Cu (Co standard)
X-ray tube voltage  30 kV
X-ray tube power  10W
Data storage  40 Gb – Ruggedized internal hard drive
Wireless connectivity  802.11 b/g for remote control from web browser
Operating temperature  -10oC to 35oC
Weight  14.5 kg with four batteries
Size  48.5 x 39.2 x 19.2 cm (19.1 x 15.4 x 7.6 in)
Enclosure  IP67; MIL C-4150J rugged case
Field autonomy  ~ 4 hours (hot swap batteries)


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