Nov 2007Rigaku Americas Corp.Request Info
Two advanced x-ray detectors for crystallography applications have been released by Rigaku Americas Corp. They provide a fourfold increase in readout speed (to 8 MHz total) and employ a Kodak KAF-4320E CCD sensor. The large-format front-illuminated sensor, optimized for high dynamic range and suitable spatial resolution, is coupled with the high-speed 18-bit analog-to-digital converter and four-port parallel readout to deliver low noise, a 17,500:1 dynamic range and fast readout times simultaneously. Designed for protein and macromolecular crystallography, the Saturn 944+ model has a 94 × 94-mm (133 mm diagonal) image area. Suitable for small-molecule crystallography, the Saturn 724+ has a 72 × 72-mm (102 mm diagonal) image area.