Features of the MiniFlex600

Fig. 1 shows the appearance of the MiniFlex600 main unit. The main unit dimensions are 560(W) x 460(D) x 700(H) mm. With a newly developed X-ray generator, it is possible to obtain measurement data with 1.5 times the X-ray diffraction intensity of the previous model, the MiniFlex II. This makes it possible to obtain diffraction intensity approaching that of full-sized models. Fig. 2 shows an intensity comparison between the MiniFlex600, MiniFlex300 and the previous MiniFlex II model.


Fig. 1: Photo showing appearance of MiniFlex600 Fig. 2: Intensity comparison of MiniFlex300/600 and MiniFlex II

MiniFlex600 is used in many fields of industry and research, for substances ranging from inorganic materials such as ceramics and minerals, to pharmaceuticals and other organic materials. It was found that the main component dolomite (CaMg(CO₃)₂) contains trace amounts of calcite (CaCO₃) and barite (BaSO₄).


Fig. 3: Qualitative and quantitative analysis results for a mineral sample

Apparatus condition:

MiniFlex600 (F.F tube 40 kV, 15 mA), Detector: Scintillation counter (Kβ filter), Slit conditions: DS / SS = 1.25°, RS = 0.3 mm, Incident side and receiving side Soller slit: 5°, Incident height limiting slit = 10 mm

Measurement condition:

Scan range: 2θ = 10 ~ 90°, Step width: 0.02°, Scan speed: 4° / min. (about 20 min.)


The fifth generation MiniFlex is a general purpose X-ray diffractometer that can perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of polycrystalline materials. The MiniFlex is available in two variations. Operating at 600 watts (X-ray tube), the MiniFlex 600 is twice as powerful as other benchtop models, enabling faster analysis and improved overall throughput. Running at 300 watts (X-ray tube), the new MiniFlex 300 does not require an external heat exchanger. Each model is engineered to maximize flexibility in a benchtop package. Read more...

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