Diffractometers

The equipment base of our laboratory

Rigaku FR-E+ Ultra High Flux Diffractometer AKA Ros

Named after Rosalind Franklin, Ros is the left-hand port on our new FR-E+ SuperBright Molybdenum X-Ray generator. This side has a highly focused beam (70µm) achieved with the new VariMax VHF (Very High Flux) optics. The setup is completed with an AFC12 goniometer and an enhanced sensitivity Saturn 724+ 18bit CCD detector. Ros is possibly THE most powerful laboratory-based diffractometer in the world! Data is routinely collected at 100K with the aid of an Oxford Cryosystems Cobra.

Rigaku FR-E+ Very High Flux Diffractometer AKA Kat

Named in honour of Kathleen Lonsdale, Kat is the right-hand port on our new FR-E+ SuperBright Molybdenum X-Ray generator. This side is equipped with VariMax HF (High Flux) optics and the beam is slightly de-focused (100µm). As for Ros, the diffractometer also features the AFC12 goniometer and an enhanced sensitivity Saturn 724+ 18bit CCD detector. Kat and Ros together offer the most powerful diffraction equipment that can be found in a home laboratory for Chemical Crystallography. Data is routinely collected at 100K with the aid of an Oxford Cryosystems Cobra.

Rigaku R-AXIS Spider Diffractometer AKA Marge

The R-AXIS Spider diffractometer comprises a Molybdenum sealed tube X-ray generator and an RAPID image plate detector system with a quarter chi goniometer. Data collections are typically performed at 120K under a cold stream of nitrogen using a Oxford Cryosystems 600 Series CryoStream.

Rigaku 007-HF Diffractometer AKA Dot

In honour of Dorothy Hodgkin, our new Rigaku 007 HF (High Flux) diffractometer was named Dot. This Copper rotating anode, equipped with a HyPix-600HE detector, is a very popular solution for macromolecular crystallography, but also provides numerous advantages over the traditional Mo-based systems for chemical crystallographers. Data is routinely collected at 100K through the use of an Oxford Cryosystems 700 Series CryoStream.

Ros - FR-E+
Kat - FR-E+
Marge - R-AXIS
Dot - 007-HF