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FR-E+ SuperBright X-Ray Source
Apr 2007
Rigaku Americas Corp.
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, April 3, 2007 -- Rigaku Americas Corp., a provider of home laboratory x-ray sources for macromolecular crystallography, announced the introduction of the Rigaku FR-E+ SuperBright, an ultrabright microfocus rotating anode x-ray source for structural biology.

With brightness exceeding some second-generation synchrotron beamlines, the FR-E+ SuperBright is the most intense home laboratory x-ray source available for macromolecular crystallography, the company said. The instrument will be featured at the Annual Spring Meeting of the British Crystallographic Association, April 17-19, in Canterbury, England.

FR-ESuperbright.jpgAn evolution of the FR-E SuperBright x-ray source, the synchrotron-class FR-E+ SuperBright produces unrivalled intensities of 1.6 x 1011 x-rays/mm2/sec, twice the flux of the closest competitive instrument, Rigaku said. This dramatic increase in performance is beneficial for all aspects of in-house crystallographic research, from exceptional data quality for very small and poor quality crystals to an overall enhancement of research productivity.

With the FR-E+ SuperBright, most challenging projects can be performed in the home laboratory: screen crystals where no diffraction was seen on a standard system, collect full data sets on samples where only low resolution reflections would normally be observed, and solve previously intractable structures.

In addition to having the brightest x-ray beam, the FR-E+ SuperBright features a true 70 µm x 70 µm focal spot, the smallest available in a rotating anode design. This allows the FR-E+ SuperBright to deliver a small and intense beam that is ideally suited to the tiny crystals typically encountered in current structural biology research. For high-throughput phasing applications, the system is uniquely available in several dual wavelength configurations, including a Cu/Cr configuration known as the FR-E+ DW SuperBright.

For more information, visit:; email:

Rigaku Americas Corp.
9009 New Trails Dr.
The Woodlands,Texas 77381
Phone: (281) 362-2300
Fax: (281) 364-3628

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