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Bruker D8 General Area Detector Diffraction System (GADDS)

Bard Hall SB56

The Bruker General Area Detector Diffraction System (GADDS) is used to determine phase composition and texture of sub-millimeter spots on samples, with the ability to handle large and oddly shaped samples.


  • Phase identification of polycrystalline materials with spatial resolution down to 0.3 mm
  • Observation of 2D diffraction pattern to characterize systems with partial orientational ordering
  • Sample translation: 40 mm in X, Y, Z
  • Continuous sample rotation while x-ray spot stays fixed on sample
  • Small angle scattering (> 2°) possible with additional configuration
  • Jade analysis software and ICCD database license
  • 1.6 kW Cu-Kα source, can be changed to Co source to avoid Fe fluorescence
  • Easily changeable beam size of 0.3, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0 mm
  • Overhead camera and off-axis laser for alignment

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Primary Contact

Mark Pfeifer
(607) 255-4161
Thurston Hall, Room 113

Secondary Contact

Philip Carubia
Bard Hall, Room B-57
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