Materials science

XRF and XRD for elemental and phase analysis

Materials

Governments and industry collectively invest billions of dollars every year into the research and development of advanced materials. This work involves study of the characteristics and uses of various substances, such as metals, ceramics, and plastics, that are employed in applications ranging from space science and defense technology to consumer products. X-ray diffraction (XRD) is a primary technique for the study advanced materials, including investigation of the following properties: identification and quantification of phases, determination of the degree of crystallinity in phases, crystallographic structure, crystal orientation and texture, residual stress analysis, thin film thickness and properties, pore sizes, as well as much more. The influence of non-ambient conditions on these properties is also routinely studied with the XRD technique. Investigations may be carried out on samples of varying types, from powders, to solid materials of varying shapes and size, to solutions and semiconductor wafers. Rigaku technology and expertise provide a number of unique solutions for materials science applications.

Systems: 
ZSX Primus IV   ZSX Primus IV
High power, tube above, sequential WDXRF spectrometer with new ZSX Guidance expert system software
  Supermini   Supermini200
Benchtop tube below sequential WDXRF spectrometer analyzes F through U in solids, liquids and powders
  NEX CG   NEX CG
High-performance, Cartesian-geometry EDXRF elemental analyzer measures Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin-films
MiniFlex   MiniFlex
New 6th-generation general purpose benchtop XRD system for phase i.d and phase quantification
  Ultima IV   Ultima IV
High-performance, multi-purpose XRD system for applications ranging from R&D to quality control
  NEX DE VS   NEX DE VS 
New variable collimator small spot 60 kV EDXRF system featuring QuantEZ software.
RAPID II   RAPID II
Curved imaging plate (IP) XRD system features an extremely large aperture and a choice of rotating anode or sealed tube X-ray sources
  SmartLab SmartLab
Advanced state-of-the-art high-resolution XRD system powered by Guidance expert system software
  NEX  QC+ QuantEZ NEX QC+ QuantEZ
NEX QC+ with powerful Windows® software and optional FP.