X-ray Sources and Detectors

  • Jan Drenth
Part of the Springer Advanced Texts in Chemistry book series (SATC)


In Chapter 1 you learned how crystals of a protein can be grown and you observed a diffraction pattern. The crystalline form of a protein is required to determine the protein’s structure by X-ray diffraction, but equally necessary are the tools for recording the diffraction pattern. These will be described in this chapter on hardware. The various X-ray sources and their special properties are discussed, followed by a description of cameras and detectors for quantitative and qualitative X-ray data collection.


Synchrotron Radiation Area Detector Reciprocal Lattice Image Plate Diffract Beam 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Drenth
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Biophysical ChemistryGroningenThe Netherlands

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