Confocal Max-Flux

    Custom Focusing CMF X-ray Optics

    For X-ray diffraction and related instrumentation

    Rigaku's family of Confocal Max-Flux® (CMF) optics offers the best performance of any two dimensional beam conditioning optics available today. CMF Optics are considered by many to be the most significant advancement in X-ray optics in the last decade. By utilizing two laterally graded multilayers in a side-by-side arrangement, Rigaku improves on all the parameters of previous optical arrangements used for manipulating a X-ray beam in two dimensions.

    Confocal Max-Flux Overview

    Improved optical configuration

    For many applications, the side-by-side geometry of Rigaku's Confocal Max-Flux® Optics solves problems inherent in both traditional optical schemes and cross-coupled multilayer optical schemes. Both mirrors are arranged at the most appropriate location for optimizing optical performance.

    Greatly improve your instrument

    • Quicker and easier beam alignment
    • Flux increases with greatly decreased background
    • Shortening data collection time
    • Decreased beam divergence
    • Improved final resolution

    Custom designs made routinely

    Elliptical mirrors can be designed to focus a beam at either the sample or detector. The diffraction spot can be designed to match the detector resolution. Therefore, the resolution and angular range of the measurement can simultaneously be improved. Focusing increases flux density, resulting in better contrast.

    Confocal Max-Flux Features

    Fast, simple alignment
    Excellent Kα/Kβ ratio
    Greatly increased flux
    Lower divergence
    Symmetric and homogeneous beam
    Improved data collection

    Confocal Max-Flux Specifications

    Technique For X-ray diffraction and related instrumentation
    Benefit High flux and low divergence
    Technology Multilayer confocal optics
    Attributes Excellent Kα/Kβ ratio
    Options Custom designed

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