Instrument Catalog

MAR Image Plate on 007HF+ X-ray Source
Short Name: 007-MAR
Instrument Type: X-ray Diffraction
Instrument Location: KCL 7
Date of Acquisition: October 2009

The MAR image plate detector on our Rigaku 007 HF+ rotating anode X-ray source is suitable for solving protein structures by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.  This instrument can also be used for powder X-ray diffraction on small samples in sealed capillaries.

P-XRD Bruker D8 Focus Powder X-ray Diffractometer
Short Name: PXRD
Instrument Type: X-ray Diffraction
Instrument Location: KCL 7
Date of Acquisition: December 2004

This powder diffractometer can characterize crystallinity, crystal phases, and, in many cases, the identity of solid samples. Our instrument has a sealed-tube copper X-ray source, a scintillation counter with high dynamic range, and Bragg-Brentano geometry with slits providing high resolution for flat powder samples.

Rigaku CCD Detector on 007HF+ X-ray Source
Short Name: 007
Instrument Type: X-ray Diffraction
Instrument Location: KCL 7
Date of Acquisition: October 2009

The Saturn 944+ CCD detector on our Rigaku 007 HF+ rotating anode X-ray source is suitable for solving small-molecule and protein structures by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.  This instrument can also be used to screen crystals before sending them to an x-ray beam line at a synchrotron.

Rigaku R-AXIS SPIDER X-ray Diffractometer
Short Name: Spider
Instrument Type: X-ray Diffraction
Instrument Location: KCL 7
Date of Acquisition: October 2009

Copper and Molybdenum X-ray sources are available. The curved image plate detector allows high dynamic range and collection out to a 2Θ angle of 144 degrees in a single image to yield high-resolution single-crystal data.

Rigaku SCXmini Benchtop X-ray Diffractometer
Short Name: Mini
Instrument Type: X-ray Diffraction
Instrument Location: KCL 7
Date of Acquisition: October 2009

The SCXmini is a fully functional benchtop single-crystal X-ray diffractometer with a CCD detector. Students can be trained to collect their own XRD data with this instrument.

TTP Lab-tech Nanoliter Pipetting System
Short Name: Mosquito
Instrument Type: X-ray Diffraction
Instrument Location: KCL 7
Date of Acquisition: October 2009

TTP Labtech’s mosquito allows for the creation of protein crystallization screens with several multi-component drops per well, even in 96-well hanging drop set-ups.