METALJET, sc-xrd, Liquid Metal Jet X-ray Source

Characteristics and Relative Performance of Laboratory X-ray Sources for Macromolecular Crystallography

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SC-XRD Technical Note

Today’s modern laboratory X-ray technology is continuously advancing.
Microfocus sealed-tube and rotating-anode source have increased greatly in brightness over the last several years.

Liquid-metal jet sources are seeing increased popularity. This goes along with significant improvements in multilayer X-ray optics, leading to sources that can now rival the intensity of second generation synchrotron beam lines.
The rapid development in technology gives more options than ever before—but it can also lead to confusion about how the various sources perform compared to one another.

Download our technical note on "Characteristics and Relative Performance of Laboratory X-ray Sources" to learn:

  • What are the principal home laboratory X-ray sources?
  • What are the differences between the three most important source types?
  • Why are microfocus sealed tubes so environmental friendly?
  • How can a liquid metal anode deliver the same high intensity over a long time?
  • The more power the better?
  • What is the impact of modern multilayer optics?
  • How can I measure long axis unit cells?
  • Which is the best source for my typical research samples?