Single crystal X-ray diffraction HPC-based systems

Structure determination of single crystals

XtaLAB Synergy Custom

The XtaLAB Synergy Custom is the fully flexible system for laboratories requiring a bespoke solution for their unique crystallography appli­cations. As its name suggests, you are able to customize to your own design, a system using a range of high quality components dedicated for single crystal X-ray diffraction.

Configuration

The XtaLAB Synergy Custom is where you will find Rigaku’s highest flux FR-X microfocus source delivering 2.5 times higher flux compared to the MicroMax-007 HF rotating anode generator. It may be configured to be dual port to accommodate a second diffractometer, perfect for high-throughput laboratories. It is possible to configure your system with any of Rigaku’s X-ray sources, from micro­focus sealed tubes to rotating anodes, to give the ultimate in flexiblity.

XtaLAB Synergy Custom systems can be configured with the popular and reliable four-circle kappa goniometer which is compatible with a wide range of detectors including the HyPix-6000HE and other Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) detectors e.g. PILATUS and EIGER detectors.

HPC detectors are close to an ideal detector for a number of reasons:

  • Photon counting detectors that directly detect X-ray photons without the need the intermediate step of converting X-ray photons to light with a phosphor
  • High dynamic range and fast readout speed
  • Extremely low noise
  • An ideal point spread function of a single pixel

These combined features, along with shutterless data collection, means that you can collect more accurate data faster. As a result, the XtaLAB Synergy Custom system offers outstanding performance for single crystal diffraction experiments.

Select your accessories for the XtaLAB Synergy Custom, including the automated sample changing robot, the ACTOR or the XtalCheck for in-situ screening of macromolecules. The extra space around the goniometer enables tools such as a dewar or a microscope to be brought close into the goniometer for speedy mounting of samples.

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Features

  • Build your own bespoke diffractometer to your specification
  • Flexible system that can be upgraded
  • Compatible with the highest-flux X-ray sources
  • Uses CrysAlisPro software

Benefits:

  • Design an optimal system to suit your crystallographic needs
  • Expand your system as your research output increases or takes a new direction
  • Reduce the need for synchrotron visits by using the brightest home-lab source
  • Familiar software that is easy to use


HyPix-6000HE: Hybrid photon counting detector



Rigaku Oxford Diffraction now offers the HyPix-6000HE Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) detector. Like all HPCs, the HyPix-6000HE offers direct X-ray photon counting, single pixel point spread function and extremely low noise. The HyPix-6000HE HPC offers a small pixel size of 100 microns, which allows you to better resolve reflections for long unit cells as well as improving reflection profile analysis. The HyPix-6000HE has a high frame rate of 100 Hz, as well as a unique Zero Dead Time mode providing the ultimate in error-free shutterless data collection.

  • Direct photon counting with no phosphor blooming
  • Single pixel point spread function
  • 100 μm x 100 μm pixel size
  • Extremely low noise
  • Frame rate of 100 Hz
  • Electronically gateable
  • Radiation tolerant design

 

PILATUS3 R 200K: Low maintenance, direct photon counting detector



The PILATUS3 R 200K is a hybrid photon counting (HPC) detector designed to achieve the best possible data quality for diffraction experiments. HPC detectors are direct-detection, single-photon counting devices that have essentially no noise and high sensitivity. Moreover, the high dynamic range excellent DQE characteristics for the PILATUS3 R 200K means that they it is well suited for accurately measuring weak reflections alongside very strong reflections - overload corrections and separate scans for weak and strong data are not necessary. The readout time for the PILATUS3 R 200K is 7 msec readout speed, making it capable of true shutterless data collection, thus removing errors associated with shutter open/close and goniometer start/stop events. HPC detectors have revolutionized the way data are collected at synchrotrons and the PILATUS3 R detectors bring those same capabilities to collect the best possible data at home.
Detector   PILATUS3 R 200K
Active area   83.8 mm x 70.0 mm
Sensor Reverse-biased silicon diode array
Dynamic quantum efficiency (Cu-Kα; Mo-Kα) > 98%; > 76%
Dynamic range 20-bits
Counting rate per pixel 2 x 10⁶ X-ray photons/sec
Readout speed 7 msec
Maximum frame rate 20 Hz
Point-spread function 1 pixel
Cooling Air-cooled
Humidity control Nitrogen or dry air flow
Pixel size 172 μm x 172 μm


PILATUS3 R 300K: Direct photon counting detector with larger active area



The PILATUS3 R 300K is a hybrid photon counting (HPC) detector that is desirable by labs who desire the benefits offered by PILATUS detectors combined with 4-circle goniometers, but prefer a larger active area. HPC detectors are direct-detection, single-photon counting devices that have essentially no noise and high sensitivity. Moreover, the high dynamic range excellent DQE characteristics for the PILATUS3 R 300K means that they it is well suited for accurately measuring weak reflections alongside very strong reflections - overload corrections and separate scans for weak and strong data are not necessary. The readout time for the PILATUS3 R 300K is 7 msec readout speed, making it capable of true shutterless data collection, thus removing errors associated with shutter open/close and goniometer start/stop events. HPC detectors have revolutionized the way data are collected at synchrotrons and the PILATUS3 R detectors bring those same capabilities to collect the best possible data at home.
Detector   PILATUS3 R 300K
Active area   83.8 mm x 106.5 mm
Sensor Reverse-biased silicon diode array
Dynamic quantum efficiency (Cu-Kα; Mo-Kα) > 98%; > 76%
Dynamic range 20-bits
Counting rate per pixel 1 x 10⁷ X-ray photons/sec
Readout speed 7 msec
Maximum frame rate 20 Hz
Point-spread function 1 pixel
Cooling Water-cooled
Humidity control Nitrogen or dry air flow
Pixel size 172 μm x 172 μm

XtaLAB PRO accessories

Description
ACTOR

ACTOR is a proven commercial solution for automating routine crystal screening and data collection at both synchrotron beam lines and home laboratories. Compatible with almost any goniometer and detector combination, the ACTOR eliminates much of the physical handling of samples required during crystal screening and data collection.

Oxford Cryo 800

The Oxford Cryostream Cooler: The 800 Series Cryostream is the most robust, efficient and user-friendly liquid nitrogen based low temperature system available today. Specific features include a superior laminar flow system, meaning virtually zero risk of icing, extremely quiet running and a fast-start system resulting in a cool-down time to 100K of just 20 minutes.

Notice: New version of CrysAlisPro v38.46 released on 24th January 2017

We welcome user feedback and CrysAlisPro is frequently updated with new features inspired by users. In this way, our software is continually improving so that your system always provides data of the highest quality. Visit our forum for more information.

User-inspired software for superior data quality
Rigaku Oxford Diffraction systems come complete with CrysAlisPro, our user-inspired data collection and data processing software for small molecule and protein crystallography. Designed around an easy-to-use graphical user interface, CrysAlisPro can be operated under fully automatic, semi-automatic or manual control.

How to get CrysAlisPro
The software is freely available for users of Rigaku Oxford Diffraction and can be downloaded from our forum. Please register at http://www.rigakuxrayforum.com. Any queries related to the software may be answered on the forum.

Automatic Crystal Screening

At the heart of CrysAlisPro are the automatic crystal screening, data collection and strategy modules. For a typical crystal, a short pre-experiment lasting less than five minutes is recorded to evaluate crystal quality. From the first frame, CrysAlisPro automatically evaluates the crystal quality and provides the user with information regarding the unit cell, intensity estimation by resolution range and suggested frame exposure times for the full data collection. Additionally, CellCheckCSD (developed with the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center) helps prevent the collection of known structures by automatically screening the CSD for unit cell matches.

Fastest Strategy Software

CrysAlisPro‘s sophisticated strategy software automatically calculates the optimal conditions for fast, high quality, complete data collection. All strategies are rapidly calculated based on the specific crystal orientation and unit cell. The user has complete control to optimize the strategy for a wide variety of targets including multiplicity, time and resolution. Strategy calculations are extremely fast and efficient, allowing the user to quickly adapt the data collection conditions for a variety of experiment types, with both Mo and Cu radiation.
Automatic and Concurrent Data Reduction

Data reduction and processing initialize automatically with the start of data collection and employ intelligent routines which tune the parameters to give the best data quality. Processed data are always available and accompanied by real time on-screen feedback of data quality and completeness. CrysAlisPro is programmed for multi-core data processing, meaning rapid results even from the largest data sets.

A Full Complement of Crystallographic Tools

In addition to automatic routines, CrysAlisPro includes a very comprehensive and highly effective range of tools and functions for dealing with non-standard and problematic data. These tools are available through the GUI or from a command line interface, and include:

  • Advanced unit cell finding
  • EwaldPro — Reciprocal lattice viewer
  • Twin data processing
  • Incommensurate data processing
  • Automated high pressure data collection and reduction
  • Face-indexing — with automated shape generation
  • Multi-temperature experiments
  • Powder data collection and processing
  • Precession image generation
  • Axial photos

Software Compatibility
Use CrysAlisPro to import and process frames from synchrotrons and other detector formats. Data is automatically output in HKLF format and quick links interface directly to Olex2, CRYSTALS, WinGX and Jana (for use of SHELX, SIR, Superflip and other programs, where installed).


AutoChem

AutoChem is the ultimate productivity tool for chemical crystallography, offering fast, fully automatic structure solution and refinement during data collection. 
Developed exclusively for Rigaku Oxford Diffraction by the authors of Olex2 (Durham University and OlexSys), AutoChem builds upon the success of our original AutoChem software. Seamlessly integrated as an optional plug-in for CrysAlisPro, AutoChem offers an advanced approach for automatic structure determination, with an even higher rate of success.

AutoChem can work with or without a chemical formula, intelligently using multiple solution programs and typically requiring only partial completeness to solve routine structures. In more difficult cases, AutoChem will make attempts in multiple space groups. A number of refinement options are available; atoms are modeled anisotropically where the data supports it and hydrogen atoms are included in calculated geometric positions. The structure is then re-labeled and refined to completion before a final structure report is generated.

CrysAlisPro displays the structure and key refinement parameters, and provides a link to a full Rigaku Oxford Diffraction’s edition of Olex2 — complete with AutoChem plug-in — which can be launched at any time. Here the user can review all aspects of the refinement, step back to any stage of the process and apply changes as necessary.

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