Malvern Panalytical is a world leading supplier of analytical instrumentation. The company offers solutions for the purpose of materials analysis as well as for materials and biophysical characterization technology. Malvern Panalytical’s X-ray instrumentation and software provide highly reliable and robust elemental and structural information on materials and are applied in scientific research and industrial process and quality control.
Since the year 2000 Malvern Panlytical has been an industrial partner of the Medipix collaboration. The aim for Malern Panalytical was to integrate Medipix detectors in their X-ray diffraction equipment to increase performance and open up new markets. A first milestone was reached in 2007 when a product based on the Medipix 2 chip, named PIXcel, was released. A detector with larger area, 4 Medipix 2 chips in a 2*2 configuration, was introduced in 2011. The PIXcel3D, see picture, is a unique 2D solid-state hybrid pixel detector. This detector, based on Medipix3 technology and introduced 2014, brings unrivalled signal to noise with its point spread function of one pixel and multiple energy discrimination levels.