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Superior data quality achieved with the XtaLAB Synergy-i, microfocus Mo source

AppNote SMX011 Single crystal X-ray diffraction using molybdenum X-ray radiation

Background

Mo Kα radiation is ideal for evaluating large crystal samples, crystals that contain several heavy atoms and crystal samples that are densely packed with heavy atoms. Some examples of such crystals include: minerals, metal clusters or other inorganic materials like perovskites. By studying these sample types using Mo Kα radiation it is possible to reduce absorption effects and achieve better data quality overall. In addition to studying highly absorbing samples it is also possible to obtain high resolution datasets using Mo Kα radiation and perform charge density measurements. Through sophisticated charge density refinements it is possible to determine the bond connectivity and electron placement for a particular crystal structure in more detail.

Small molecule crystallography products from Rigaku

A benchtop single crystal X-ray diffractometer ideal for self-service crystallography and teaching.

Our most popular diffractometer for chemical crystallography, configured with either single or dual microfocus sealed tube X-ray sources and an extremely low noise direct X-ray detection detector.

An extremely high-flux rotating anode X-ray diffractometer specifically configured for measuring difficult samples.

A dual-wavelength, extremely high-flux, rotating anode X-ray diffractometer specifically configured for measuring difficult samples as well as providing versatility through multiple wavelengths.

A modern single crystal X-ray diffractometer for structural analysis of small molecule samples configured with microfocus sealed tube technology and a direct X-ray detection detector.

A bespoke, extremely high-flux diffractometer with custom enclosure and the flexibility to utilize both ports of the rotating anode X-ray source.

User-inspired data collection and data processing software for small molecule and protein crystallography

A unique curved single crystal X-ray diffraction detector based on direct X-ray detection technology with the highest 2θ range at a single position available for the home lab.

Extremely low noise, air-cooled X-ray detector based on direct X-ray detection technology.

Extremely low noise, compact, air-cooled X-ray detector based on direct X-ray detection technology.

High-resolution X-ray detectors for X-ray diffractometers from DECTRIS

Automated crystal transport, orientation and retrieval robot

The smallest detachable motorized goniometer head on the market