- J.J. Mueller
- H.E. Gorny
- J. Schmalz
- U. Heinemann
- Journal of Applied Crystallography
- J Appl Crystallogr 28 (Pt 6): 853-855
Access to the beam ports of rotating-anode X-ray generators is often obstructed by direct-coupled or belt-driven target drives. The construction of an easily adjustable stable glass-capillary collimator is described, which renders possible the unrestricted use of beam ports of these generators. Transmitted intensity and monochromaticity of the primary beam are sufficient for precession photographs of proteins after additional 20 mu m Ni filtering as demonstrated by a precession photograph of hen egg lysozyme. The straight capillary collimator is now a routinely usable low-cost device for each X-ray laboratory.