BTX Compact Benchtop X-ray Diffraction System from Olympus NDT

BTX Compact Benchtop X-ray Diffraction System from Olympus NDT

BTX Compact Benchtop X-ray Diffraction System from Olympus NDT


The BTX Benchtop X-ray Diffraction/X-ray Fluorescence is, simply put, the first combined XRD/XRF instrument designed with ease of use in mind. From educational settings, to the rigors of a QC application, BTX is well suited. Based on the filed proven reliable design of Terra, our field portable XRD/XRF instrument, BTX features the same level of performance, but without the aspects of a portable instrument. 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 BTX is a compact combination XRF/XRD system designed for powder analysis. Now XRD work can really be done in an easy to use, small footprint, low cost configuration. With the BTX patented sample handling system, not only is sample preparation time minimized, but accuracy in peak identification previously only available using large and expensive laboratory based systems can now be achieved.

  • 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


  • Detailed Specifications
  • ItemBTX Compact Benchtop X-ray Diffraction System
  • CompanyOlympus NDT
  • PriceInquire
  • Catalog NumberBTX
  • QuantityEA
  • Detector(s)2D Peltier-cooled CCD Detector (1024 x 256 pixels)
  • X-Ray Tube30 kV, 10 W, X-ray Tube
  • X-Ray GeneratorCobalt (Co) or Copper (Cu) Target Material (Co standard)
  • Goniometer TypeInquire
  • Scanning radiusInquire
  • Analysis DiameterInquire
Olympus NDT
Olympus NDT
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Waltham, MA 02453
United States
Phone: (781) 419-3900
  • Overview of X-Ray Diffraction Systems

    Overview of X-Ray Diffraction Systems

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