TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Launches Unique X-ray Detectors with Smart Sensitivity Control

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Launches Unique X-ray Detectors with Smart
  Sensitivity Control

      New Approach Measures Diffraction Invisible to Previous Detectors

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- August 26, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today launched a range of unique X-ray
Diffraction CCD Detectors with Smart Sensitivity Control. The Eos S2, Atlas S2
and Titan S2 CCD detectors offer active areas of 92 mm, 135 mm and 165 mm,
respectively, and automatically adapt their sensitivity based on the strength
of the diffraction from the sample being studied.

An Agilent GV1000 X-ray Diffractometer with the Atlas S2 CCD Detector. (Photo:
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An Agilent GV1000 X-ray Diffractometer with the Atlas S2 CCD Detector. (Photo:
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“Smart Sensitivity Control is very similar to adjusting the ISO setting in
digital photography,” said Leigh Rees, Agilent’s XRD general manager. “SSC is
part of our Intelligent Measurement System, which also includes the ability to
instantly switch hardware-binning modes. This allows the detectors to
automatically adjust both sensitivity and dynamic range based on how strong or
weak the diffraction is. This unique approach means we’re measuring
diffraction data invisible to previous detectors, in faster experiment times
and with higher overall data quality.”

Single-crystal X-ray diffraction systems are used for routine analytical
chemistry and challenging small-molecule and protein-diffraction studies. The
S2 CCDs are the latest detectors from Agilent, which has a 20-year history of
designing and manufacturing specialist detectors for single crystal X-ray
diffraction.

The detectors will be on display at the European Crystallography Meeting now
under way at the University of Warwick. For more information on the
conference, visit www.ecm28.org.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company
and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics,
electronics and communications. The company’s 20,500 employees serve customers
in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal
2012. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

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