April 2017 Issue of Crystallography Times Featuring the Latest Crystallographic News Is Now Online

Rigaku XtaLAB FR-X system with VariMax optic coupled with the FR-X rotating anode generator.

The April 2017 edition of the Crystallography Times newsletter from Rigaku Oxford Diffraction is now available to view on the company’s global website. The newsletter is designed to update the scientific community about topics pertaining to protein and small molecule crystallography, including breakthroughs from top research institutions around the world. It features current articles, research papers and methods utilizing X-ray diffraction (XRD).

The newest issue presents the latest relevant news stories, including a report on research to improve the way we grow crystals on Earth being conducted on the international Space Station, the analysis of a mechanism that protects biomolecules such as DNA against damage by light and much more. The Rigaku Oxford Diffraction LinkedIn group is also highlighted as an additional avenue to share information and foster discussion about X-ray crystallography and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) topics.

The Product Spotlight showcases the Rigaku XtaLAB FR-X single crystal diffraction system with microfocus rotating anode generator. The XtaLAB FR-X system includes a VariMax optic coupled with the FR-X rotating anode generator. The FR-X is the most intense home lab X-ray source in the world, and enables data collection on the widest range of protein crystal samples. It delivers 2.5 times higher flux compared to the MicroMax-007 HF rotating anode generator but shares the same microfocus 70 μm focal spot size. When coupled with

Rigaku’s VariMax optics, the FR-X delivers the highest brilliance for any commercially available rotating anode. As a result, it is possible to collect diffraction data for samples…

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