IUCr Associates Programme

Corporate Associates

DECTRIS develops and manufactures the most accurate X-ray and electron cameras to spark scientific breakthroughs around the world. While photographic cameras capture visible light, DECTRIS cameras count individual X-ray photons and electrons. DECTRIS is the global market leader at synchrotrons, and our efficient detector systems help scientists achieve high-quality results also in their own laboratories. DECTRIS electron detectors create unique opportunities in materials science, and we offer novel solutions for medical applications. We support researchers everywhere from our offices in Switzerland and the United States.
ELDICO Scientific - the Electron Diffraction Company - is a Swiss hardware company founded in 2019 and located in Switzerland Innovation Park Innovaare at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), one of the world's leading research centres for natural and engineering sciences. ELDICO develops, produces and sells electron diffractometers for the analysis of solid compounds enabling industrial and scientific researchers to characterise hitherto unmeasurable nanocrystalline systems. So far conventional methods fail because they require bigger crystal sizes, which are often difficult or even impossible to produce. The proof of concept was achieved in 2018 (ETH Zurich, C-CINA Basel) on scientifically and industrially relevant samples.
Bruker is enabling scientists to make breakthrough discoveries and develop new applications that improve the quality of human life. Today, worldwide more than 6,900 employees are working on this permanent challenge at over 90 locations on all continents. In close collaboration with our users, Bruker drives innovation, improved productivity and customer success. We serve a wide range of customers in research, development and quality control in academia, governmental institutions and industry. Bruker solutions emphasize user-friendly software, modularity and flexibility. Professional training and worldwide service are in place to support our customers.
Since its inception in 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Today, with hundreds of major innovations to their credit, the Rigaku Group of Companies are world leaders in the fields of general X-ray diffraction (XRD), thin film analysis (XRF, XRD and XRR), X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (TXRF, EDXRF and WDXRF), small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), protein and small molecule X-ray crystallography, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray optics, semiconductor metrology (TXRF, XRF, XRD and XRR), X-ray sources, computed tomography, nondestructive testing and thermal analysis.
Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands including Thermo Scientific, we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services. In particular, we offer cost-effective solutions for high-quality powder diffraction analyses and all-purpose benchtop style instruments designed for QA applications and routine X-ray diffraction studies.
Oxford Cryosystems is a specialist manufacturer of low-temperature devices for X-ray diffraction. From the design and manufacture of their first open-stream cooler, the Cryostream (80-500K), which quickly became the system of choice for sample cooling, their product range expanded to include cryogen-free systems such as the Cobra (80-500K) and N-Helix (28-300K), along with specially adapted cryostats for powder XRD work such as the Phenix (12-290K) and Chimera (70-525K). Custom modifications are also available, such as a compact nozzle for the Cryostream, a wide-bore nozzle for the Cobra, and the Phenix Front Loader, which allows for fast sample changing at 40K.
STOE, founded in 1887, to manufacture equipment for the optical analysis of crystals, has been a pioneer in powder and single crystal X-ray diffraction instrumentation since the 1960’s. STOE is based in Darmstadt, Germany, and keeps the R&D, software programming, electrical and mechanical engineering and production all in house, allowing STOE to provide customers with standard as well as individual solutions. Whenever it comes to quality, STOE accepts no compromises. This high-level of detail is what sets STOE apart. STOE is the partner for XRD instrumentation for scientists all over the world. Please do not hesitate to contact us: info@stoe.com
With over 60 years of experience in X-ray diffraction (XRD), small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and advanced X-ray optics, Anton Paar is a pioneering instrument manufacturer offering powerful X-ray analysis solutions. Precision manufacturing, Anton Paar's core competence, and the traditionally close contact with science form the basis for the quality of our flexible XRD systems, our unrivalled portfolio of non-ambient XRD sample stages and our precise SAXS solutions. Over 3400 employees worldwide and representation in 110 countries around the world through sales partners and subsidiaries ensure that Anton Paar products live up to their good reputation in quality, support and service.
For information about the IUCr Associates Programme and on joining, please email us at associates@iucr.org.