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Equipment

 

The equipment base of the diffraction laboratory

Rigaku FR-E+ Ultra High Flux Diffractometer AKA Ros

Named after Rosalind Franklin, Ros is the left-hand port on our new FR-E+ SuperBright Molybdenum X-Ray generator. This side has a highly focused beam (70µm) achieved with the new VariMax VHF (Very High Flux) optics. The setup is completed with an AFC12 goniometer and HyPix 6000HE detector. Ros is possibly THE most powerful laboratory-based diffractometer in the world! 

Data is routinely collected at 100K with the aid of an Oxford Cryosystems Cobra.

 
Rigaku 007-HF Diffractometer AKA Dot

In honour of Dorothy Hodgkin, our new Rigaku 007 HF (High Flux) diffractometer was named Dot. This Copper rotating anode, equipped with the HyPix 6000HE detector, is a very popular solution for macromolecular crystallography, but also provides numerous advantages over the traditional Mo-based systems for chemical crystallographers.
Data is routinely collected at 100K through the use of an Oxford Cryosystems 700 Series CryoStream.

 

Rigaku FR-E+ Very High Flux Diffractometer AKA Kat

Named in honour of Kathleen Lonsdale, Kat is the right-hand port on our new FR-E+ SuperBright Molybdenum X-Ray generator. This side is equipped with VariMax HF (High Flux) optics and the beam is slightly de-focused (100µm). As for Ros, the diffractometer also features the AFC12 goniometer and an enhanced sensitivity Saturn 724+ 18bit CCD detector. Kat and Ros together offer the most powerful diffraction equipment that can be found in a home laboratory for Chemical Crystallography.

Data is routinely collected at 100K with the aid of an Oxford Cryosystems Cobra.

 

Rigaku R-AXIS Spider Diffractometer AKA Marge


The R-AXIS Spider diffractometer comprises a Molybdenum sealed tube X-ray generator and an RAPID image plate detector system with a quarter chi goniometer.
Data collections are typically performed at 120K under a cold stream of nitrogen using a Oxford Cryosystems 600 Series CryoStream.

 
Rigaku FR-E+ Very High Flux Diffractometer
Kat
Rigaku R-AXIS Spider Diffractometer
Marge
Rigaku FR-E+ Ultra High Flux Diffractometer
Ros
Rigaku 007-HF Diffractometer
Dot

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