Installation of the S10 funded X-ray instrumentation was done by the engineers from Rigaku between May and July 2021. This was followed by an elaborate testing and training. On the right port of the existing MM007 X-ray generator, we now have an upgraded crystallography equipment with the large area curved Rigaku HyPix-Arc 150° with the brighter 100m VarimaxVHF Arc)Sec optics. We also have the universal 4-circle kappa goniometer. On the left side we have the BioSAXS2000nano for small angle X-ray scattering.

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