BTX, inXitu’s Benchtop XRD Instrument for Phase Identification and Quantification of Iron Ore

Mountain View, CA, November 19, 2009 --( "BTX”, a new bencthop XRD/XRF instrument. Engineered from technology developed for the NASA Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), inXitu inc., a Silicon Valley based company, has introduced a new benchtop combination X-Ray Diffraction, X-Ray Fluorescence instrument. Ideally suited for routine laboratory based analysis, BTX performs mineral/phase identification and quantification for routine quality control applications. inXitu Inc. is a leader in portable XRD/XRF based instrumentation specializing in developing the technologies required to enable the next generation of scientific instruments used for materials analysis. The technology used in its 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.

The powder handling methods can dramatically improve the quality of XRD data while reducing the requirements for sample preparation. inXitu’s patented technique makes possible quality XRD data to be collected regardless of the grain size of the sample.

With the recent introduction of a tailored methode for the analysis of the various minerals found in iron ore, inXitu is well suited to bring this important application to the industry. With ease of use and robustness in mind, a new generation of analytical instruments is now available. Contact the company for an application report on this new method.

Brad Boyer
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