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Diffractometers for modern X-ray crystallography: The XtaLAB Synergy X-ray diffractometer platform

Winter 2020, Volume 36, No. 1
Fraser White

The modern X-ray diffractometer has drastically changed in performance compared with those from even only 10 years ago. With Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) detector technology, brighter sources and more intelligent software, modern diffractometers enable higher quality, faster research and open new areas of study possible on smaller and more challenging samples.

The XtaLAB Synergy is a range of diffractometers from Rigaku which are designed to meet the needs of modern crystallographic researchers as multipurpose versatile diffractometers sharing a common platform. The range covers instruments from entry level microfocus systems to high performance rotating anode instruments. The instrumentation is modularised such that the core platform supports different combinations of components to make up a comprehensive range covering the needs of many different classes of user. All are powered by CrysAlisPro, which has an intuitive user interface which provides a consistent environment to enable users to feel at home on any instrument in the range. This article endeavours to describe the XtaLAB Synergy diffractometer range and its capabilities.


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