Inventors of the world’s brightest microfocus x-ray tube

The MetalJet technology replace the traditional solid anode of x-ray tubes with a jet of liquid metal. Thereby the achievable power-level is no longer limited by when the anode melts. It's already molten!

  • New look, same company!
    New look, same company!

    What du you think of our new logo and design? We are step-by-step updating all of our material, so you might still see our old logo here and there.

  • Watch the award winning technology
    Watch the award winning technology

    The MetalJet technology was awarded the R&D 100 award in 2011. Watch this video-animation, showing how the liquid metal-jet-anode works in action.

    Watch it now!

  • MetalJet available through Bruker
    MetalJet available through Bruker

    Did you know that Excillum's MetalJet technology is available through Bruker? In the NanoStar SAXS equipment, as well as the D8 Discovery XRD equipment, you can have the world's brightest microfocus source, the MetalJet D2.

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  • MetalJet publications
    MetalJet publications

    Over the years, several publications have been written about MetalJet technology, or about research using MetalJet technology. On our publications site, you can read some of them.

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Featured Product

The MetalJet D2 with Montel X-ray optics. Exceptional for X-ray diffraction or scattering.

Meet us here

  • 12th International Conference on X-Ray Microscopy 2014

    Oct 26-31, 2014, Melbourne, Australia



    Welcome to visit Excillum's exhibition booth at the XRM 2014. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any enquiries.

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Latest News

  • New simple setup for X-ray phase contrast
    July 11, 2014
    Link to original press release, from Technische Universität München
    X-ray phase-contrast imaging can provide high-quality images of objects with lower radiation dose. But until now these images have been hard to obtain and required special X-ray sources whose properties are typically only found at large particle accelerator facilities. Using a laboratory source with unprecedented brightness, scientists from the Technische Universität München (TUM), the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH) and University College London (UCL) have demonstrated a new approach to get reliable phase contrast with an extremely simple setup.
      plastic-flower-imaged-with-excillum-metaljet-x-ray-tubeThe scientists used a plastic flower as microscopic object. (Picture: I. Zanette / TUM)
    Press release Friday, 11 July 2014 00:00
  • Excillum receives double business awards

    Press Release - Apr 02, 2014

    Stockholm, Sweden


    Yesterday evening, Excillum received two prestigious awards at a ceremony in Stockholm. Excillum was announced as one of the 33 most promising young technology companies in Sweden by the magazines Affärsvärlden and NyTeknik. This is the second consecutive year that Excillum receives this award. Excillum was furthermore named 'Diamond of the year' among the 33  companies, by the event sponsor Fouriertransform, a Swedish state-owned venture capital company that also awarded Excillum 100,000 SEK to spend on consulting services from their portfolio companies.



    33-listan VINNARE

    Press release Wednesday, 02 April 2014 00:00
  • Université de Montréal acquires the world's first next generation x-ray diffractometer with the Excillum MetalJet Technology

    Press Release from Université de Montréal - Feb 13, 2014

    Montréal, Canada


    Excillums MetalJet Technology is being installed in a single-crystal X-ray diffractometer, at the Université de Montréal, during the end of February.  The installation is performed by our partner Bruker.



    Press release Thursday, 13 February 2014 00:00
  • MetalJet Technology installed in SAXS-system at Forschungszentrum Jülich

    Press Release from Forschungszentrum Jülich - Nov 19, 2013

    Jülich, Germany


    Excillums MetalJet X-ray source was recently installed by our partner Bruker in a SAXS-system, at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, called GALAXI (Gallium Anode Low Angle X-ray Instrument). 



    Press release Tuesday, 19 November 2013 00:00
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