The Mars 2020 Mission with Rover Perseverance successfully landed at Jezero Crater on February 18, 2021
XIA collaborated with NASA/JPL and contributed to the PIXL instrument on the Mars Rover, which will help search for signs of ancient life on Mars.
NASA’s mission to Mars in 2020 will look for signs of habitable conditions and microbial life in the ancient past. The rover’s Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL) is a microfocus x-ray fluorescence instrument that will perform 2D fast mapping of rock samples with sub-mm spatial resolution, revealing the geochemical fine structure of the Martian surface. XIA’s technology and expertise is being utilized in the digital signal processing and fast mapping of the x-ray detector signal. PIXL will operate with higher spatial resolution and at higher speed than any previous planetary probe, and along with other instruments it will help answer the question “Was there ever life on Mars?”
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XIA is proud to announce that effective February 1st, 2021, SilvaCo Optics will be XIA’s exclusive representative in the State of California for sales of XIA’s Pixie product range, the Mercury, microDXP and microDGF. SilvaCo will operate non-exclusively for XIA elsewhere in the United States.
Founded in 1985, SilvaCo’s current sales lines include PMTs and scintillators for customers who potentially seek the type of spectroscopy electronics that XIA can provide. CEO and Founder Peter Silva is excited to expand the SilvaCo product range into the x-ray and gamma-ray markets, and looks forward to a long and fruitful relationship with XIA.
XIA is looking for talented individuals to join our team. If you are a highly motivated professional with experience in scientific fields, XIA may be the place to make a difference.
XIA offers a friendly yet highly stimulating technical environment. We regularly collaborate with US National Laboratories and industrial partners, carrying out original scientific research, as well as more conventional product-oriented engineering. Our culture is thus a challenging but rewarding mix of academic intellectual rigor, and nut-and-bolts engineering. Successful candidates will be intellectually stimulated both by working with top-level specialists — inside the company and out — and by developing products that significantly advance the state of the art.
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The safety and well-being of our employees and the community at large is of primary concern during the Coronavirus pandemic, and XIA LLC is diligently complying with all State and local directives to implement social distancing procedures. However, we are pleased to announce that XIA remains open for business and is operating at or near normal capacity, while maintaining a minimal on-site presence. Our supply chain remains intact, with only minor delays in the supply and shipping of some components. We look forward to receiving and processing your orders as we journey through these difficult times together in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact our sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information regarding XIA and its products.
We are pleased to announce that Alpha Sciences Inc. (ASI), manufacturer of gas flow proportional alpha particle counters, is now part of XIA LLC (XIA). See press release here. XIA has many years of experience and expertise in the ultra-low background alpha particle counting business, and we look forward to serving ASI’s customers in the years to come.
XIA is committed to continue providing ASI customers with: ongoing support, maintenance services, sales, and other services related to their alpha counters. In addition to the aforementioned support, XIA is also happy to offer you our expertise in ultra-low level alpha particle counting techniques, including: knowledge of sample handling and preparation methods, counting statistics, advanced instrumentation, sample measurement services, and more.