Bruker - MicroCalix | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 14 | p. 42 | Inside Instrumentation
Issue Date: April 2, 2012

Cover Stories: Chilly Outlook For Instruments

Bruker - MicroCalix

Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE, Materials SCENE, Biological SCENE, Nano SCENE, Environmental SCENE
Keywords: particle-size analysis, small-angle X-ray scattering, calorimetry, electron magnetic resonance, microwave dissolution, centrifugation, ion chromatography, dissolution testing
Credit: Bruker
Bruker MicroCalix, a SAXS and microcalorimetry instrument.
Credit: Bruker

Bruker introduced MicroCalix and MicroPix, compact small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) systems designed for nanoparticle analysis in biomedical and pharmaceutical research, among other applications. In these instruments, a Bruker microfocus X-ray source and Vantec-1 X-ray detector have been combined with a Kratky Micro series SAXS camera. The systems open up “new fields of applications where either measurement speed or primary beam flux density [is] essential to collect data from weakly scattering materials or solutions,” the company says. The MicroCalix system performs not only SAXS but also microcalorimetry.

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