Issue 67 of The Bridge, the Materials Science newsletter from Rigaku, is online

The January 2019 edition of The Bridge newsletter from Rigaku focuses on materials science and is now available from the company’s website

January 31, 2019 – The Woodlands, Texas. The January 2019 edition of The Bridge, the materials science newsletter from Rigaku Corporation, is now available online on the company’s global website. The Bridge presents current news and analysis techniques related to X-ray based materials science, including articles, scientific papers and news reports.

The featured article discusses pole figure measurement, an X-ray diffraction (XRD) technique employed for observation of textures in polycrystalline materials, and covers the use of Rigaku SmartLab automated X-ray diffractometer for various pole figure measurement methods to assist in thin film characterization.

This month’s featured XRD technical note discusses evaluation of microscopic regions of carbide tools, while X-ray fluorescence (XRF) application notes explore the measurement of boron in glass powder, and analysis of agricultural soils and plant materials.

A featured video shows the use of a novel high-speed soft X-ray camera to study the sun. This camera was the first in the world to record individual solar soft X-rays with high contrast and high resolution in position, time, and energy.

As always, links to the latest news stories and recently published scientific papers related to materials analysis are presented, along with a book review, a schedule of conferences and workshops and other information covering the latest developments in materials science.

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Michael Nelson
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Rigaku Corporation