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Confocal Max-Flux
  • Fast, simple alignment
  • Excellent Kα/Kβ ratio
  • Greatly increased flux
  • Lower divergence
  • Symmetric & homogeneous beam
  • Improved data collection

Custom focusing CMF X-ray optics

For X-ray diffraction and related instrumentation

A family of optics for many applications

Rigaku's family of Confocal Max-Flux® (CMF) optics offers the best performance of any two dimensional beam conditioning optics available today. CMF Optics are considered by many to be the most significant advancement in X-ray optics in the last decade. By utilizing two laterally graded multilayers in a side-by-side arrangement, Rigaku improves on all the parameters of previous optical arrangements used for manipulating a X-ray beam in two dimensions.

Improved optical configuration

For many applications, the side-by-side geometry of Rigaku's Confocal Max-Flux® Optics solves problems inherent in both traditional optical schemes and cross-coupled multilayer optical schemes. Both mirrors are arranged at the most appropriate location for optimizing optical performance.

Greatly improve your instrument

  • Quicker and easier beam alignment
  • Flux increases with greatly decreased background
  • Shortening data collection time
  • Decreased beam divergence
  • Improved final resolution

Custom designs made routinely

Elliptical mirrors can be designed to focus a beam at either the sample or detector. The diffraction spot can be designed to match the detector resolution. Therefore, the resolution and angular range of the measurement can simultaneously be improved. Focusing increases flux density, resulting in better contrast.


Product name Confocal Max-Flux optics
Technique For X-ray diffraction and related instrumentation
Benefit High flux and low divergence
Technology Multilayer confocal optics
Core attributes Excellent Kα/Kβ ratio
Core options Custom designed.
Computer N/A
Core dimensions Varies with configuration
Mass (core unit) Varies with configuration
Power requirements N/A