Bruker wins order from former IUCr president



D8 VENTURE SC-XRD system for charge density and protein structure investigations

The University of Copenhagen will upgrade their X-ray facility with a new D8 VENTURE SC-XRD system. The system will be used for high-end single crystal diffraction experiments and builds a key component in the analytical instrumentation of the Chemistry department.

Sine Larsen, Professor in structural chemistry, former IUCr president and Director of Research at ESRF, stated: “So far, I have worn out five diffractometers in my career. Now we’ll be getting a new set replacing our KAPPA CCD, which for many years has been our work horse for challenging structures. When CCDs became available University of Copenhagen was among the first to move towards this new technology. Now, 15 years later University of Copenhagen again took the opportunity to get access to the newest technology available on the market - the new D8 VENTURE featuring CMOS APS technology.” The new instrument will be equipped with IµS microfocus sources, a KAPPA goniometer and the PHOTON 100 detector.

“This system together with the APEX2 software package gave us the best results from our challenging samples when we compared a number of systems. We will be using the D8 VENTURE for charge density investigations like we did with the previous instrument but we will additionally investigate protein structures with the new instrument.”, Dr. Anders Madsen continued.

Dr. Eric Hovestreydt, SC-XRD Business Manager for Bruker AXS in Karlsruhe said: “At Bruker, we are extremely pleased that University of Copenhagen again has decided for a Bruker instrument to perform their in-house single crystal structure investigations. The group is internationally known for its high quality research and we are proud that in the past our innovative solutions did contribute to their success and the new D8 VENTURE will contribute in the future.”

Bruker AXS GmbH
Dr. Martin Adam
Tel: +49 (721) 50997-5060
E-mail: martin.adam@bruker-axs.de