XtaLAB Synergy-ED – microED

World's first turnkey electron diffractometer

MicroED or electron diffraction is a new analytical technique that is as easy to use as single crystal XRD as they both work on the same software.

  • Rigaku Synergy-ED micro electron diffraction system microED

    Key Features

    • Directly determine 3D molecular structures of submicron crystals for the first time
    • Rigaku’s powerful single crystal analysis software – CrysAlisPro-ED - Instant familiarity for Rigaku single crystal users
    • Rigaku’s high-speed, high-sensitivity electron counting detector - HyPix-ED
    • JEOL’s expertise in generation and control of stable electron beams – 200 kV electron source and optics

The XtaLAB Synergy-ED is the world’s first microED (micro Electron Diffraction) system and the successful culmination of a joint development project between Rigaku and JEOL. MicroED allows crystallographers to probe the structure of crystals and nanocrcrystals as small as tens of nanometers, opening up many new possibilities. This new capability allows you to go beyond the limitations of X-ray diffraction (XRD), which requires samples greater them 1 µm.

MicroED is an excellent complementary technique to XRD, and the compact design of the XtaLAB Synergy-ED allows it to be easily located in laboratories alongside these instruments. Crystallographers familiar with Rigaku XtaLAB Synergy single crystal diffractometers running CrysAlisPRO instrument control and analysis software will be able to adapt to the CrysAlisPro-ED interface very quickly, as it is based on the same intuitive platform.

The fully integrated system incorporates a seamless workflow from data collection to structure determination of three-dimensional molecular structures. AutoChem, which is fully integrated into CrysAlisPRO, performs fast, fully automated structure solution and refinement during data collection, optimizing your productivity.

MicroED allows direct structural determination of sub-micron sized crystals that could only previously be postulated by techniques such as NMR. As an emerging technique, there is scope for the generation of many publications using the XtaLAB Synergy-ED.

  • Introduction to the Rigaku XtaLAB Synergy-ED Electron Diffractometer

    Run time – 2min

    Interested to see how it works, watch this short video.

  • Elucidating Structures of Sub-Micron Crystals

    Run time – 2:42min

    Learn how electron diffraction can help you solve structures of sub-micron crystals, going beyond the limits of XRD, taking your research to the next level.

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