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Micro Powder Diffraction on XtaLAB Synergy Single Crystal Diffractometers

AppNote SMX027: Micro Powder Diffraction on XtaLAB Synergy Single Crystal Diffractometers

Background

Powder diffraction experiments are traditionally carried out with dedicated powder diffractometers. However, if only micrograms of sample are available, the sample volume is too small to use standard powder diffractometers. The microfocus high-brilliance X-ray sources and high-performance detectors used in Rigaku Oxford Diffraction XtaLAB Synergy systems enable users to collect microdiffraction data without any configuration changes and with data collection times and quality on par with dedicated powder diffractometers.

By utilizing CrysAlisPro and XtaLAB Synergy systems, single crystal dedicated laboratories can easily extend their range of samples to the polycrystalline phases.

The phase identification of organic polycrystalline materials can be achieved in a matter of minutes, without any time-consuming sample preparation or mounting techniques, with the help of the XtaLAB Synergy-S equipped with high-brilliance PhotonJet Cu Kα microfocus source and HyPix 6000 detector.