New Brochure for the MicroMax-007 HF High-flux X-ray Generator for Macromolecular Crystallography

New Brochure for the MicroMax™-007 HF High-flux X-ray Generator for Macromolecular Crystallography

The Woodlands, TX — January 7, 2005. Rigaku today announced the publication of a brochure that describes the newly introduced MicroMax-007 HF rotating anode X-ray generator. This two page document provides both an overview of capabilities as well as basic specifications. In addition to schematics illustrating product layout, a comparison of usable flux allows crystallographers to access the unit's relative performance.

Titled MicroMax 007 HF: High-flux Microfocus Rotating Anode Generator for Macromolecular Crystallography, the document provides guidance for crystallographers seeking a state-of-the-art X-ray generator solution for the home laboratory environment. As the second member of the MicroMax-007 family of microfocusing rotating anode generators, the MicroMax-007 HF was designed to be the perfect upgrade path from older generation generators. It features: a 70 µm circular focal spot, maximum power of 1.2 kW, and advanced design features with lower maintenance requirements.

Rigaku's MicroMax-007 HF provides dramatically more flux at the crystal when fitted with VariMax™ optics, as demonstrated by the PIN-diode readings presented in the brochure. But in addition to enabling high quality data collection from challenging crystals, this generator also affords greatly improved service performance with reduced maintenance intervals. All this means that the MicroMax-007 HF is the perfect upgrade for home labs using older "macro" spot generators. Configuration of the MicroMax-007 HF is similar to that of the popular MicroMax-007, but the system incorporates a variety of design enhancements covered by three new patents. Featuring a direct-drive anode, the compact tower assembly contains both the vacuum chamber and turbo-molecular pump. Conveniently mounted on the generator tabletop, the tower may be easily moved for integration with various available optics, goniometers and detectors.

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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