For the last two weeks, I have had the X-ray generator up and running. After installation of an old cooling system there were some troubles with the generator not turning on. These troubles were solved after a Rigaku engineer found a problem in one of the beam shutters, after which X-rays could be generated.
The instrument itself consists of two segments: a collimation section with a filter wheel and an additional shutter, and the dual-head rotation stage for the two Bonse Hart crystals. Fist up was the alignment of the collimation section. Read more »