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News about Excillum X-ray sources | Excillum


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 - 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.



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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 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 - Apr 17, 2013

Stockholm, Sweden


On an award ceremony in Stockholm yesterday evening, Excillum was announced one of Sweden’s 33 most promising young technology companies by the business magazine Affärsvärlden and the technology newspaper NyTeknik.


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Press Release - Mar 28, 2013

Stockholm, Sweden


Excillum AB today announced that the first MetalJet D2 microfocus X-ray tube with an increased acceleration voltage from 70 kV to 160 kV was successfully installed and commissioned at a customer’s facility during the week.


Excillum MetalJet D2 microfocus x-ray tube

Press Release - Feb 12, 2013

Stockholm, Sweden


Excillum AB, the Swedish manufacturer of the high brightness MetalJet microfocus X-ray tubes, today announced that Dr. Björn Hansson will take over as chief executive of Excillum effective March 1, 2013. Current CEO and co-founder Dr. Oscar Hemberg stays full-time with Excillum until August 2013 when he joins Excillum’s main development partner and sub system supplier in Asia, strengthening that collaboration. Dr. Hemberg will also remain on Excillum’s board.



Press Release - Nov 19, 2012

Sydney, Australia


At the 2012 triennial International Small-Angle Scattering Conference (, Bruker launches the METALJET, a novel and extremely bright microfocus X-ray source for structural biology applications. The unique METALJET is now offered exclusively by Bruker as a source option for D8 VENTURE™ protein crystallography systems and for NANOSTAR™ Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) systems.


The MetalJet x-ray source from Excillum in the Bruker version

Press Release - Jun 20, 2012

Vienna, Austria


At the European Conference on X-Ray Spectrometry (EXRS) Excillum today announced the extension of the MetalJet x-ray source family with the MetalJet D2. The MetalJet D2 offers the same performance as the 2011 R&D 100 Award winning MetalJet D1 (JXS-D1), the world’s brightest microfocus x-ray tube, but in a new improved physical format.


Excillum MetalJet D2 microfocus x-ray tube


Press Release - Dec 5, 2011

Stockholm, Sweden


Yesterday, Swedish x-ray source manufacturer Excillum was awarded one of the prestigious R&D 100 awards for their unique liquid metal x-ray source. This source allows for a tenfold increase in brightness due to the power loading capability of the liquid metal anode.



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