Rigaku XtaLAB Synergy-S diffraction system
Our Rigaku Synergy-S diffractometer with Kappa (4-circle) geometry was purchased with an NSF MRI grant in 2017 (CHE-1725028).
It is equipped with dual PhotonJet-S microfocus X-ray sources, delivering Mo Kα and Cu Kα radiation (50 kV, 1 mA). The latter has remote control slits for divergence adjustment (9 mR to 1 mR).
A HyPix-6000HE HPC detector provides state-of-the-art photon reading, optimized for sensitivity and speed.
Collection temperatures from 90 to 400 K are controlled by a Cryostream 800 low temperature device from Oxford Cryosystems.
Data collections, which generally take from 1 to 6 hours, are performed at 100 K, unless a different temperature is requested or warranted.
Data collection, reduction, and correction are managed by the CrysAlisPro suite of programs from Rigaku Oxford Diffraction.
Structure solution and refinement are performed with SHELX software.
Structure manipulation and figure generation are performed using Olex2.
Absolute configuration can be determined for most single crystals.