Microfocus Sources for Chemical and Macromolecular Crystallography

IμS DIAMOND Microfocus Source

The extreme hardness of diamond has allowed crystallographers to study materials at pressures greater than at the core of the Earth. Now, the extremely high heat conductivity of diamond gives crystallographers a series of new X-ray source without equal: the IμS DIAMOND. Diamond conducts heat five times more efficiently than any other known material, making it perfect to cool the intense heat loads in a modern microfocus source.

  • The IμS DIAMOND series sets new standards for brightness, stability, reliability and ease of use. The series consists of the IμS DIAMOND CU and IμS DIAMOND MO.

The former delivers high intensity copper (Cu) Kα radiation, while the latter for the first time expands this ‘cool’ technology to a molybdenum (Mo) target for unprecedented Mo Kα intensity. Small crystals in particular benefit from the new technology.


Both members of the IμS DIAMOND series deliver about 20% higher average peak flux densities than rotating anode generators. However, in contrast to rotating anode generators an IμS DIAMOND is fully air-cooled, has extraordinarily long up-times, does not require any routine maintenance, and is impressively compact.

  • Lowest Cost of Ownership
  • No Downtime
  • Highest Reliability

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