Issue 45 of The Bridge, the Materials Science newsletter from Rigaku, is now online

The latest edition of The Bridge newsletter from Rigaku concentrates on materials science and is available from the company’s website

April 17, 2017 – The Woodlands, Texas. The current edition of The Bridge, the materials science newsletter from Rigaku Corporation, is now available to view on the company’s global website.

The Bridge is the materials analysis newsletter from Rigaku. It presents the latest news and analysis methods in order to keep the scientific community apprised of the latest developments in X-ray based materials science.

Relevant articles and scientific papers regarding X-ray diffraction (XRD), wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF), energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) and Raman spectrometry are included.

The March 2017 edition of The Bridge begins with “The NEX Story,” detailing the establishment of Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. as the EDXRF Center of Excellence, and the development of the NEX (New Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence) series of analyzers, a complete line of benchtop EDXRF systems and on-line process analyzers.

A special report on the Second Thermal Analysis Workshop in Korea is also featured.
Organized by Korea ITS (KITS), Rigaku’s distributor in Korea, it was held on February 22 and was attended by researchers from university, government institutes and major private companies in Korea.

As is customary, new application papers for XRD, WDXRF, EDXRF and Raman techniques are also presented – including a report on the application of Integrated X-ray Powder Diffraction Software: PDXL examining the Ni(II)-N,N-diethylethylenediamine complex.

The book review for March 2017 features Skills for a Scientific Life by John R. Helliwell. In this book, the author sets out describe how to be a good scientist and a good citizen. While the book is directed towards current and future academic scientists, it is revealed to be beneficial to industrial scientists as well.

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Rigaku Corporation