XRD-Tools s.r.l.

XRD-Tools s.r.l. was registered in April 2004 as academic spin off from five departments of the Pisa University (Physics, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Electric Systems and Automation, Material Engineering, Earth Science) as a follow up from the interdisciplinary research results for the “On-site X-ray Diffraction” applications. Founded by Giovanni Berti, researcher and professor at the Earth Science department of Pisa University, chief of the European group CEN/TC138/WG10, the team includes Francesco De Marco co-researcher since ten years, and Silvano Aldrighetti, expert on mechanical and electrical precision components applications, entered since 2007. A number of trainees and temporary co-operators are part of the staff company. 

XRD-Tools was the winner of the Start-up Award–company project. XRD-Tools performs in the frame of Non Destructive Testing methods on components in labs or on site, having any dimensions, weight and shape. These technologies are implemented into the robotic function of DifRob®. 

The XRF group is operating at the Earth Science department of University of Pisa since more than thirty years with wide experience gained mainly in Petrography and Miner-alogy. Several methods, standard specimens and technical procedures have been developed by the group and recently updated.


The project NanoXCT receives funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 280987.




NanoXCT newsletter #3

Our 3rd newsletter is now available.


NanoXCT success story

A success story on the NanoXCT project has been published on the EC's Horizon 2020 website, in the Projects stories section, titled "Peering into nano-objects – in 3D".


NanoXCT presented at AAAS 2015 in San Jose, CA, USA

 The NanoXCT project will be presented at the AAAS 2015 Annual Meeting about Innovations, Information and Imaging in San Jose, CA, USA.

The project coordinator will present NanoXCT within the session "I see, therefore I can" on Friday, 13 February 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in Room 230C of the San Jose Convention Center.

Please find detailed information about the session under: AAAS 2015 Session 9113