Innovation and Experience in XRF Microanalysis
What We Do
Parallax Research develops and manufactures x-ray optics, components, WDS and EDS x-ray microanalysis spectrometers. They are used with SEM, TEM, FESEM, Electron Probe, Scanning Auger, high energy ports, and in stand-alone XRF. We also specialize in light elements and low energy x-ray analysis. Parallax designed and patented the Parallel Beam WDS (Wavelength Dispersive Spectrometer) and licensed it to major vendors- so you may have already seen our technology. Our spectrometers and components are available directly to you, at remarkable prices. Who we are.
Parallax's new patented LoMAX is an attachable x-ray optic that empowers your EDS to detect low energy x-rays with gains up to 10X. Easy and safe to install and remove, Parallax's LoMAX slides right over the end of your EDS detector barrel and won’t interfere with high energy analysis. See the Light (elements)!
USA: Own LoMAX free for 90 days, then ~$120 monthly
Parallax offers HEXS, our patented stand-alone parallel-beam WDS that is ideal for retrofits and new installations on most ports 1” and larger. The best spatial resolution for micron-size particle and area analysis, or effective thin film profiling, is only obtained using low KV and low energy. Our patented advanced x-ray optics provide extreme sensitivity to low energy x-rays which forms the unique basis for high spatial resolution micro-analysis. HEXS operates as a stand-alone instrument, or simultaneously with any brand of EDS and is relatively insensitive to vertical focus. True WDS micro-analysis....only from Parallax!
very affordably priced
For dual perspective in your x-ray microanalysis, there is PRISM, our complete combination WDS / EDS microanalysis package. PRISM combines the proven HEXS WDS and the 4pi Analysis advanced RevolutionEDX x-ray microanalysis system. RevolutionEDX can be configured with SiLi or SDD and also comes exclusively fitted with our LoMAX x-ray optic system for low energy enhancement.
remarkable combination pricing
Focusing, concentrating, collimating, parallelizing, and detecting x-rays is the expertise of Parallax Research. We provide x-ray optics for a variety of x-ray applications including custom designs. In addition, we’ve developed our own unique proportional counters for use in x-ray microanalysis and XRF. Parallax also offers a unique ‘thin’ gate valve for interfacing microanalysis instruments to SEM and other instrument column platforms.
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For more information please contact us at 866 581-XRAY
Who We Are
Parallax Research, Inc., headquartered in Tallahassee Florida, emerged in 1995 from the “Star Wars” low energy x-ray optics technology development of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) program. Our low energy x-ray expertise is unrivaled. Parallax's pioneering team of physicists, researchers, and engineers bring unique and innovative perspectives to the control and measurement of x-rays – the Parallax way!
If you're familiar with or use XRF microanalysis in any capacity, you have undoubtedly seen Parallax technology. We are the original designers, developers, and IP owners of the Parallel Beam Wavelength Dispersive Spectrometer and requisite x-ray focusing optics (US Patents 5,768,339, 5,682,415, and 6,442,231 B1). Parallax Research's parallel beam spectrometer design and x-ray optics have revolutionized WDS performance as the emerging technology for this method.
In these difficult economic times, you can save serious money now for shrinking laboratory budgets by working directly with Parallax. In the past, our technology has mostly been licensed and sold through large microanalysis instrument companies. Parallax direct is more flexible and responsive to your individual microanalysis requirements. Parallax is a small, lean, vertically-oriented company, designing and producing almost all of our own components and technologies. Therefore, you can enjoy remarkably lower prices when you purchase your microanalysis instruments directly from Parallax - the cutting edge original designers and owners of this IP. You can now directly witness, participate, and benefit as Parallax continues to pioneer new leading-edge platforms and concepts for x-ray microanalysis, micro x-ray sources, and related technologies.
Parallax Sales and Marketing is handled through our West Coast office in Southern California. We also provide financing for acquiring Parallax products. Please contact us at 1 866 581-XRAY to discuss any questions, obtain pricing, or to set up sample evaluations and product demonstrations. We look forward to hearing from you!
Parallax: Pioneering New X-Ray Perspective!