Bruker AXS Announces MICROSTAR ULTRA II High Brightness X-ray Source with ULTRA FOCUSTM Electron Optics
Product News Nov 19, 2007
Bruker AXS Inc. has announced its new MICROSTAR ULTRA II, the next version of the 2007 R&D Award winning MICROSTAR ULTRA ultra-bright X-ray source for structural biology.
It’s new ULTRA FOCUSTM electron optics (patent pending) give an enhancement in intensity equivalent to a doubling of the anode rotation frequency and thus produce an extremely high intensity X-ray beam.
According to Bruker AXS, the intensity of the MICROSTAR ULTRA II now surpasses many second-generation synchrotron beam lines. The introduction of the MICROSTAR ULTRA II will change the way protein crystallography is done as most routine de novo structures can now be routinely determined in the home laboratory with time consuming trips to the synchrotron reserved for high resolution data collections, only.
“Our mission is to provide increasingly brighter sources, but always with the exemplary reliability and low cost of ownership that our users have come to expect from the MICROSTAR family”, said Dr. Roger Durst, Chief Technology Officer for Bruker AXS, ”With the development of the novel ULTRA FOCUSTM, we are fulfilling this promise.”
The Bruker AXS ultra-bright MICROSTAR ULTRA II™ X-ray source for structural biology allows the collection of quality data that were previously difficult or impossible to analyze in the home laboratory.