X-Ray Crystallography Facility

Rigaku MicroMax 007 HF and Saturn 944+ CCD Detector

The MicroMax™ 007 HF is the most widely used home lab X-ray source for protein crystallography, and the Saturn 944+ is a 94 mm x 94 mm CCD detector optimized for fast data collection for macromolecular crystallography.

MicroMax 007

Uses

  • Protein crystallography

Specifications

  • Smallest focal spot size available on a rotating anode generator (70 μm diameter circle)
  • 1.2 kW power in a small beam provides greater flux density and less background for small samples
  • Unique pre-aligned and pre-crystallized filament cartridges minimize maintenance
  • Anode head can easily be moved and positioned for optimal experimental configuration
  • Cu anode
  • Two ports for optimal use of instrument investment
  • Extended anode and filament lifetimes

Saturn 944+

Uses 

  • Macromolecular crystallography

Specifications

  • Superior front-illuminated ITO BluePlus technology CCD
  • Large 94 mm x 94 mm image area (133 mm diagonal)
  • 2084 x 2084 pixel array with 4-port readout
  • 1.88:1 fiber optic demagnification
  • Fast 8 Mpixels/sec readout
  • >15,100:1 dynamic range
  • 18-bit analog-to-digital converter
  • Choice of 1 x 1, 2 x 2, and 4 x 4 binning
  • Reliable Joule-Thompson (J-T) cooling