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Agilent adds smarts sensitivity to its X-ray detectors

28 Aug 2013

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X-ray Diffraction CCD Detectors

Agilent Technologies recently debuted a range of unique X-ray Diffraction CCD Detectors with Smart Sensitivity Control. The Eos S2, Atlas S2 and Titan S2 CCD detectors offer active areas of 92mm, 135mm and 165mm, respectively, and automatically adapt their sensitivity based on the strength of the diffraction from the sample being studied.

"Smart Sensitivity Control is very similar to adjusting the ISO setting in digital photography," said Leigh Rees, Agilent's XRD general manager. "SSC is part of our Intelligent Measurement System, which also includes the ability to instantly switch hardware-binning modes. This allows the detectors to automatically adjust both sensitivity and dynamic range based on how strong or weak the diffraction is. This unique approach means we're measuring diffraction data invisible to previous detectors, in faster experiment times and with higher overall data quality."

Single-crystal X-ray diffraction systems are used for routine analytical chemistry and small-molecule and protein-diffraction studies. The S2 CCDs are the latest detectors from Agilent, which has a 20-year history of designing and manufacturing specialist detectors for single crystal X-ray diffraction.

More information regarding Agilent Technologies' X-ray Diffraction CCD Detectors with Smart Sensitivity Control can be found here.

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