FR-E SuperBright™ High-Brilliance Rotating Anode Generator

FR-E SuperBright™ High-Brilliance Rotating Anode Generator

The Woodlands, TX — September 1, 2002. The new FR-E SuperBright from Rigaku provides the highest usable flux of any rotating anode X-ray generator available for the home laboratory. With the FR-E SuperBright, the range of samples that can be collected in the home laboratory is greatly expanded and overall laboratory throughput is increased. The generator allows users to screen crystals where no diffraction is seen on a standard system, collect data on samples where only low-resolution reflections were seen and collect high-resolution data to solve previously unsolvable samples

The FR-E SuperBright is a unique combination of existing rotating anode expertise and state-of-the-art microfocus X-ray generation technology. The result is a high brilliance, low maintenance generator. The FR-E operates at 2 kW and has a focal spot size of 0.07 mm but produces four to eight times the measured flux compared to a conventional rotating anode generator running at 5.4 kW depending on the optic configuration. The improved brilliance benefits crystallographic research in two important ways: the resolution of home lab data can be significantly extended, thus speeding up standard crystallographic analyses, and very small crystals can be properly screened before synchrotron trips.

Rigaku—Leading With Innovation

Since its inception in Japan in 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Rigaku and its subsidiaries form a global group focused on life sciences and general purpose analytical instrumentation. With hundreds of major innovations to their credit, Rigaku companies are world leaders in the fields of small molecule and protein crystallography, X-ray spectrometry and diffraction, X-ray optics, as well as semiconductor metrology. Rigaku employs over 1,100 people in the manufacture and support of its analytical equipment. Its products are in use in more than 70 countries—supporting research, development, and quality assurance activities. Throughout the world, Rigaku continuously promotes partnerships, dialog, and innovation within the global scientific and industrial community.

For further information, contact:

Joseph D. Ferrara, Ph.D.
VP Product Marketing and CSO
Rigaku Americas Corporation
Tel: (281) 362-2300
eMail: Joseph D. Ferrara