Empyrean by Malvern Panalytical

Manufacturer Malvern Panalytical  |  Available Worldwide
4.4
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5.0
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The R&D100 award-winning Empyrean X-ray Diffraction (XRD) System combines ease of use with permanently aligned optics and stages, highest data quality and ultimately flexibility to perform the most types of diffraction and scattering experiments - all on a single advanced platform. Applications possible on Empyrean include: Phase identification Quantification Rietveld analysis Thin film analysis Reflectivity In-plane analysis Texture Residual stress % Crystallinity SAXS C... Read more


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Average Rating: 4.4
11 Scientists have reviewed this product

4 out of 5
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money


  • Status:

    Reviewer
  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Material Science and Engineering School, Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great and trustworthy equipment!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Material characterization including phase, quantification and deformation analysis

"Great and trustworthy equipment which has been extremely useful in our department, supporting the researchers with a reliable tool."

Review date: 21 Jul 2019 | Empyrean

Manufacturer's Response

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Empyrean diffractometer. I am extremely pleased to see that you are very satisfied with the instrument and its reliability! Wishing you a lot of success in your research endeavors for many years to come!
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Universität Bayreuth



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Well reproducible and highly reliable measurements. Daily work with it is a joy!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Swelling behaviour of layered silicates at different temperature and relative humidity

"For our purposes it was very important to be able to carry out in-situ measurements with our XRK-900 and THC chamber by Anton Paar. With the new Empyrean the chambers are much easier to fit to the instrument. Also, the z-alignment of the chambers is now facilitated. From the view of the construction of the Empyrean the new pneumatic controlling of the x-ray tube shutter is a big advantage versus the faulty electromagnetic arrangement that was used in the MPD XPert Pro. Changing and cleaning of the tube sieve is now much easier to do by the user than before. The large doors of the protection housing facilitate working with the device in general a lot. The Empyrean measurements are well reproducible and highly reliable."

Review date: 19 Jul 2019 | Empyrean

Manufacturer's Response

Thanks for your great review! Indeed many improvements have been implemented when developing the new Empyrean compared to the older platform (X’Pert Pro MPD), and I am glad that you do notice them. I completely agree with your remark about the large doors; it is, in my opinion, one of the strengths of the Empyrean compared to other diffractometers. Very useful for teaching purposes, when several people can all look into the diffractometer at the same time but also in general when exchanging sample stages or simply working with the instrument. For sure, for such an instrument, reproducibility and reliability are very important and I am glad you also noticed and mentioned them in the review. I wish you success with your Empyrean diffractometer!
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: JamesHardie



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
It is a key instrument for my lab.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Cement, minerals, unknows

"Very reliable instrument, easy to use for identification but Rietvield analysis is little bit more complicated. Good technical support."

Review date: 19 Jul 2019 | Empyrean

Manufacturer's Response

Thanks for taking the time to review your Empyrean diffractometer. Thanks also for the positive comment about reliability and ease of use, I believe these are important features of an X-ray diffractometer. I wonder what you meant with the “Rietveld analysis being a bit more complicated” with this instrument; would you mind explaining this part a bit more? I will pass your compliments to the technical support, they will be glad to hear them! Enjoy using your Empyrean!
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Georgia Tech



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great results, easy to use, operate, and train users.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Metals, phase analysis, microstructure, Reitveld refinement, powder analysis

"Very reliable and modular system! We routinely shift from powder analysis, wafer measurements, thin film, and then finish the evening off with an autosampler run at the end of the day. I love that I can quickly change the system from one mode to the other to provide support to a number of different ongoing research projects."

Review date: 19 Jul 2019 | Empyrean

Manufacturer's Response

Thanks a lot for your review of the Empyrean! Indeed reliability, modularity and quick exchange of applications are some of the strengths of this platform, and I am very glad you also pointed them out. I do feel that in the way you use the system you would be extremely happy to use our latest MultiCore optics, the iCore and dCore, allowing for even greater automation than ever before… and by the way, they are now available not only on new third generation systems, but also on existing systems! So feel free to give a call to the sales engineer responsible for your area to discuss upgrade possibilities. Wishing you and your team a lot of success in your research and with your Empyrean diffractometer!
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Sheffield Hallam University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Very useful instrument.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:X-ray powder diffraction

"One of two PANalytical X-ray powder diffractometers in my laboratory. User friendly for changing experimental stages and X-ray tubes. Data Collector software is user friendly. Only problem is that as the unlock and open door, HT on and light controls are just below waist height I can sometimes trip out the X-ray generator if I were to bump into the HT on switch as I reach into the Empyrean enclosure after I open the doors."

Review date: 19 Jul 2019 | Empyrean

Manufacturer's Response

Thanks a lot for your review of the Empyrean! Glad to hear that you find the instrument and the Data Collector software easy to use. Thanks also for your comment about the position of the HT ON/OFF buttons; as you can imagine there is not much we can do on the existing platform but we can use such constructive feedback when designing future platforms. Wishing you a lot of great data with your two diffractometers from Malvern Panalytical.
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Novelis



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Highly recommended for good value for multi-use diffractometer.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Texture, phase, residual stress of aluminum alloys

"Relatively simple to get started on, very dependable, and highly flexible. Has run over 300 samples of 4 pole figure scans in a single year. Data Collection software and HighScore are very good, but Texture analysis software is a bit lacking in features."

Review date: 19 Jul 2019 | Empyrean

Manufacturer's Response

Thanks for your review! I am happy to see that you find the instrument easy to get started on, very dependable and highly flexible. Well done in collecting so many pole figures, I am sure that you have obtained a lot of information from them and used that information to improve your processes, resulting in real added value to you and your company. Great that you like Data Collector and HighScore! I understand also your remark about Texture lacking in features. We will for sure be working in the future on a new version, so stay tuned! Wishing you a lot of success and many more pole figures collected in the years to come!
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: IM2NP



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
A versatile instrument, very worthy.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Thin films of metals reacting with semi-conductors

"This diffractometer is easy to use, versatile for research purpose. The software could be improved (some possibilities are not present: to read the temperatures of all the oven thermocouples for example). After-sales, we have voluntarily limited maintenance to save money. And fortunately, we didn't have big problems to solve. This purchase was very worthy as the diffractometer works well and it was a good offer."

Review date: 19 Jul 2019 | Empyrean

Manufacturer's Response

Thanks a lot for taking the time to review the Empyrean. We are happy you pointed out the ease of use as one strong point of the system, which is indeed designed to be very versatile. I would like to understand a bit better your requirement on reading the temperature of multiple thermocouples in the oven. Could you please drop me a line: fabio.masiello (at) malvernpanalytical.com. Great that you are happy with your purchase and wishing you many years of great research with this instrument!
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: SGS



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Outstanding precision and alingment.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Mineralogy, Minning

"Very good diffractometer and solid state of art. However It could be better in the sample changer to improve a best production in readings."

Review date: 21 Jun 2019 | Empyrean

Manufacturer's Response

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the instrument, I am very glad that you consider it a “very good diffractometer and solid state of the art”. At the same time, I am always looking for less positive feedback; it helps me really understand our customer main pains and try, if possible, to provide solutions for them. So, I would like to better understand your remark about the sample changer “to improve a best production in readings”. Would you mind contact either your local sales engineer or directly reach out to me via e-mail (fabio.masiello AT MalvernPanalytical.com). Once more, thanks for the review and wishing you success with your state of the art diffractometer!”
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Teva Pharmaceuticals



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
If I moved to another company, and have chance to purchase, Empyrean would be the one.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Pharmaceuticals

"We just purchased the instrument. I am not the super user but on the other hand, I was trained to use the instrument. The service engineer was dedicated and gave a very informative training. With the time limitation he went through the most important parts and he delivered it in a very understandable way."

Review date: 09 Jan 2018 | Empyrean

Manufacturer's Response

Thank you so much for your nice review! We are glad that the training received was informative and that the service engineer was dedicated! And we love the fact that if you would be given the chance to purchase, you would buy again the Empyrean. From our side we will keep making sure that new solutions will be added to the platform for years to come, so that if that possibility will arise it will be even easier for you to buy again from us.
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Cementos Progreso, S. A.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
With the data, we can access with "Empyrean" we definitely can´t live without it!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Mineralogical phase identification for mining and pharmaceutical

"The product requires some engineering for installation, it is almost as a "plug and play" after that, the service team is always connected for support, the software for identification and quantification of the mineralogical phases is really easy to use after some training, spread sheet skills are needed, it is a powerful software with access to a large mineral database. The reproducibility is really accurate, the "Empyrean" model is really precise and fast, designed more for research than for the production line, but still, it can work faster than any others in the market. It has a lot of additional pieces for expansion and specific applications. for Cement and Mining is "THE XRD EQUIPMENT". "

Review date: 01 Jun 2017 | Empyrean

Manufacturer's Response

Thanks very much for your very nice review. It is great that you find our HighScore Plus software easy to use; as product manager for the system I can only be happy when our customers highlight the excellent performance of the machine: fast, accurate, “THE XRD EQUIPMENT” for cement and mining! I am confident you will have many years of excellent results with our systems!


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: YTC America Inc.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
It's an expensive machine but very high quality.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:To analyze various materials such as nanoparticles, nanocarbons, ceramics, metals, etc.

"The equipment is generally easy to use, if the user is properly trained. I don't think it's idiot-proof by any means. After sales care has been good. When we had a problem the service engineer came out soon and fixed it. We had to call for our PM though; I think the company should notify us when the PM is due. It's an expensive machine but very high quality. "

Review date: 14 May 2015 | Empyrean

Manufacturer's Response

Thanks for your review. Indeed, we work on simplifying the usage of the system (see for example the newly introduced MultiCore Optics) but for sure we always offer training on how to use the instrument together with the delivery of a new Empyrean. Also glad that you are satisfied about customer support; indeed we mostly proactively organize our preventive maintenance, so we are not sure why in your case this was not done, but well done for contacting us; it is indeed an expensive piece of equipment (quality costs money) and for this reason proper maintenance is key to extending the lifetime of the machine.

The R&D100 award-winning Empyrean X-ray Diffraction (XRD) System combines ease of use with permanently aligned optics and stages, highest data quality and ultimately flexibility to perform the most types of diffraction and scattering experiments - all on a single advanced platform.

Applications possible on Empyrean include:

  • Phase identification
  • Quantification
  • Rietveld analysis
  • Thin film analysis
  • Reflectivity
  • In-plane analysis
  • Texture
  • Residual stress
  • % Crystallinity
  • SAXS
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • High throughput combinatorial screening

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Empyrean

Manufacturer Malvern Panalytical  |  Available Worldwide

4.4 / 5.0 | 11 reviews