Listening to users of our renowned system at over a thousand universities, research centers and industries around the world, we have now redefined the concept of a multipurpose X-ray diffraction (XRD) instrument.

The new Empyrean is the first fully automated multipurpose diffractometer that allows the largest variety of measurements without any manual intervention. Our newly designed MultiCore Optics featuring iCore and dCore take care of the work.

The MultiCore Optics do not need any human intervention.

  • Prepare batches of samples to run overnight or over weekends and maximize instrument utilization
  • Automate multiple measurement geometries to facilitate a more complete understanding of your samples
  • Simplify training of new students or personnel and lower the barrier to perform advanced X-ray applications
  • Reduce time loss caused by mistakes of inexperienced users
  • Execute subsequent user-independent automated analysis on your samples using software such as our industry-leading HighScore package

Energy storage / batteries

Get a better understanding of your battery materials. Analysis of battery material using X-ray diffraction provides component phase purity and the crystallite size of anode and cathode compounds. Empyrean equipped with the GaliPIX3D detector also allows in situ and in operando measurements of long-lasting cells using hard X-radiation.


Accomplish advanced characterization of your pharmaceuticals. X-ray powder diffraction, a rapid non-destructive analytical technique, is widely applied in drug discovery, formulation, stability testing and final product quality control. The proven and comprehensive method is available with 21 CFR Part 11 Audit Trail support. Empyrean can also perform in situ non- ambient analysis without manual intervention and high-throughput measurements on well-plates.

Speciality chemicals

Assess crystal structure or structure-property relationship in crystalline and semi-crystalline compounds. Specialty chemicals, also referred to as effect or performance chemicals, are often custom-manufactured materials with unique properties or performance effects to materials or formulation. Empyrean can be used for a detailed phase identification and understanding of these valuable compounds.


Reveal the smallest traces of evidence. The use of non-destructive analytical instrumentation plays a key role in today’s forensic laboratories where full chain of custody and data control is desired across all stages of the process. Empyrean can provide information that is vital in criminal investigations and forensic science.


Determine retained austenite, stress and texture during metal production. Process control and quality control in the metal industry – whether it concerns primary metals or special products – need rapid and accurate chemical analysis as well as microstructural characterization of metals and alloys. Empyrean can take care of these needs.


Reveal dimensions and structures in all types of nanomaterials. X-ray scattering and diffraction are powerful and versatile nanometrology tools for the determination of nanoscale dimensions, shapes and structures, as well as the analysis of crystalline phases and local atomic structures. Empyrean delivers most accurate scattering data.

Thin film metrology

Get access to critical parameters of thin films ranging from ultra-thin single layers to complex multilayer stacks. X-ray diffraction and X-ray reflectivity can provide non-destructive, reliable and accurate data for the characterization of thin films. Empyrean enables the determination of ultra-fast reciprocal space maps, X-ray reflectivity and rocking curve analysis.