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Confocal Max-Flux SAXS optic
  • Increased flux with decreased background noise
  • Designed and controlled beam divergence
  • Improved final resolution
  • Shorter data collection time
  • Designed to focus an X-ray beam at either the sample or detector
  • Resolution and angular range of the measurement can be simultaneously improved
  • Robust easy to use mounting hardware customized to fit your instrument

Specialized optic for use in SAXS applications

Special Confocal Max-Flux optic designed for use in Small Angle Scattering


Confocal Max-Flux® Beam Conditioning Optics for X-ray diffraction offer high intensity, high flux, high flux density, and high resolution. The unique side-by-side optical geometry creates a compact assembly which can simultaneously monochromatize and either focus or collimate a divergent X-ray beam.

Confocal Max-Flux® with Arc)Sec® Technology

When the highest optical precision is required, proprietary Arc)Sec® technology is combined with Confocal Max-Flux® optics to provide multilayer optics with < 4 arcsec precision in optical figure. Arc)Sec® Confocal Max-Flux® optics provide increased flux and decreased background with very uniform beam profiles, capable of achieving beam spots under 5 microns diameter.

Design Flexibility

Monochromatize while simultaneously achieving one of the following:

  • Focus a beam from one point to another – a significant increase in monochromatic flux density at the focal point
  • Collimate a beam from a point source to illuminate a specific area
  • Focus a parallel beam – a significant increase in monochromatic flux density at the focal point

As the longest operating commercial manufacturer of multilayer optics, RIT’s Confocal Max-Flux® optics provide the highest flux, cleanest spectrum and most uniform beam profile of any multilayer optics available today. Customizable bandwidth can be achieved by configuring the optic and multilayer parameters.

Product name Confocal Max-Flux SAXS optic
Technique For Small Angle X-ray Scattering 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