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Pharmalytical Summit 2021 - Drug Formulation 5. Routine Powder XRD Measurement with the XtaLAB Synergy-S Single Crystal Diffractometer

Despite being an X-ray diffractometer designed for single crystal crystallography, the XtaLAB Synergy-S is also a great tool for the measurement of powder samples. The following features are of particular interest to the pharmaceutical industry:

  • Data collection on tiny amounts of sample.
  • Use of Gandolfi strategies for data collection, so data is collected with several orientations of the powder holder in the beam.
  • Better statistics on weak data, via the direct photon counting technology used by the Rigaku HyPix detectors.
  • Improved peak resolution, thanks to the single-pixel point-spread-function of the HyPix detectors and a computer-controller beam divergence slit.
  • Batch screening of up to 96 powder samples without user intervention in between samples, using an in-situ plate screener directly mounted on the goniometer.

In this presentation, explanations will be given about how the above-mentioned features are achieved and some data will be presented.

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