XtaLAB mini™ II

  • Affordable design with low operating costs
  • Requires minimal training and support
  • Automatic structure solution software
  • Provides definitive structural information
  • Ideal supplement for a NMR spectrometer
  • Perfect self-serve departmental lab instrument
  • Ideal teaching instrument
  • Publication quality results
  • Air-cooled HPC detector
  • No special infrastructure required (110 VAC)
  • Optional cryosystem available


Single crystal X-ray diffraction on your benchtop

The Rigaku XtaLAB mini II, benchtop X-ray crystallography system, is a compact single crystal X-ray diffractometer designed to produce publication-quality 3D structures. The perfect addition to any synthetic chemistry laboratory, the XtaLAB mini II will enhance research productivity by offering affordable structure analysis capability without the necessity of relying on a departmental facility. With the XtaLAB mini II, you no longer have to wait in line to determine your structures. Instead your research group can rapidly analyze new compounds as they are synthesized in the lab.

Teach single crystal X-ray diffraction through hands-on experience

In many universities, the departmental single crystal X-ray diffractometer is considered off limits to students because of fear that the instrument might be damaged by inexperienced users. The XtaLAB mini II provides the opportunity for students to learn single crystal X-ray analysis by actually using a fully functional diffractometer. This is not a black box instrument. Rather, the important step of mounting a crystal on the goniometer and physically centering the crystal in the position of the X-ray beam, ensures that students learn the importance of mounting techniques and crystal selection. The simple design of the XtaLAB mini II X-ray diffractometer minimizes the danger of students damaging the system.

Reduced size does not mean reduced data quality

The Rigaku XtaLAB mini II is a research grade chemical crystallography instrument that sits on the benchtop. No data quality compromises, no extended collection times. Results delivered are unambiguous. X-ray source tube lifetime is extended by running at 600 W. To compensate for running at a lower power, a SHINE optic (special curved monochromator) is utilized to produce usable X-ray flux comparable to a standard X-ray diffractometer.

Dedicated to producing publication quality single crystal X-ray structures

The chief design requirement when creating the XtaLAB mini II was that the structures produced would be publishable in the most demanding scientific journals. The HPC X-ray detector is positioned so that the maximum 2θ value is well outside of the Acta Cryst. requirements. The software provides all the tools you need to generate publication quality data that can be used to determine 3D structures from a variety of structure analysis packages.


Fully featured benchtop single crystal X-ray diffractometer
  • Robust, simple design
  • Intuitive software, ideal to support non-expert users
  • Latest technology Hybrid Photon Counting X-ray detector
  • Exceptional data quality – ready-to-publish structures exceed IUCr publication standards
Install it anywhere
  • Standard AC power required – anywhere in the world
  • Very small footprint – 560 mm (W) × 395 mm (D) × 674 mm (H) and ~ 100 kg weight
  • Extremely safe design – no possibility of accidental exposure; shutter interlock linked to cabinet door
Accessible to all
  • Auto mode allows all steps from data collection to a complete structure report from only an input chemical formula
  • Automatic intelligent space group determination
  • Complete handling of twins available
  • Numerical absorption correction available
Exceptional data quality
  • SHINE optic – comparable data quality and data collection to conventional system with 1/4 of the power use (600 W)
  • New HPC detector – newly developed for XtaLAB mini II
  • Low temperature device compatible and available


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