Multipurpose X-ray diffraction system with built-in intelligent guidance

Powder diffraction, thin film diffraction, SAXS, pole figure, residual stress and non-ambient experiments

SmartLab SE

The SmartLab SE is a highly versatile multipurpose X-ray diffractometer with built-in intelligent guidance. It offers continued refinement of the original ease of use features that enabled the original SmartLab to receive the R&D 100 Award in 2006: automatic alignment, component recognition, cross beam optics and advanced photon counting hybrid pixel array detectors (HPAD).

Guidance expert system

SmartLab Studio II incorporates a built-in Guidance expert system that suggests the optimal hardware configuration and settings for specific application measurements. The software will determine which optics are most appropriate for a given application, determine the instrument settings and execute the measurement, delivering a completely automated measurement sequence. Since the SmartLab SE has built-in component recognition, Guidance will not only tell you how you should configure the SmartLab SE for a given measurement, it will also warn you if you have not configured it properly. Expert advice coupled with hardware that will confirm the correct configuration is the foundation of the SmartLab SE platform.

HyPix-400: next generation 2D detector

With the SmartLab SE, Rigaku introduces the available HyPix-400, a semiconductor hybrid pixel array detector that was specifically designed for multipurpose X-ray diffractometers. Its large active area, high angular resolution and ultra-high dynamic range make it the perfect, affordable, 2D detector solution for a large variety of applications, including powder and thin film diffraction. Please note that the D/teX Ultra 250 silicon strip detector is also available as a standard detector choice if desired.
Automatic alignment for maximized uptime

Changing hardware configurations or consumables on some diffractometers is so daunting that people often invite their service engineer to perform the task. This can be costly and time consuming. The optics configuration on the SmartLab SE is self-aligning. From the tube height to the monochromator alignment, all of the optical alignment is done automatically under computer control. This feature drastically reduces down time and cost of ownership of the instrument, and it allows you to be confident that your instrument will always be in an aligned condition.

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  • SmartLab Studio II software based on a new architecturally integrated modular platform
  • Cross-beam optics module switches between Bragg-Brentano and parallel beam without the need to change optics.
  • HyPix-400 2D detector enables seamless switch between 0D, 1D and 2D detection mode depending on application type.
  • D/teX Ultra 250 1D detector accelerates powder diffraction by a factor of 250 in speed and provides adjustable energy resolution of approximately 20% or 4% depending on sample type.
  • Integrated intelligent Guidance software enables fully automated measurement including optics and sample alignment.
  • Self-aligned optics maximize instrument uptime and minimize cost of ownership.

New integrated software package for SmartLab systems

One-stop software package for both measurements and analyses

SmartLab Studio II is a new software package that integrates all the measurements and analyses you need on the SmartLab. You can focus on your X-ray analysis without wasting time, since the start-up time of SmartLab Studio II and the number of logins are minimized. Just one click switches from measurement to analysis. You can also watch scans from one experiment in real-time while simultaneously analyzing other data on the same desktop by selecting an appropriate layout.


User Guidance

User Guidance, which incorporates the acquired knowledge and experience of Rigaku application scientists, will lead you to the absolute best data. It selects the best optics for each application and performs the optics alignment automatically. User Guidance then automatically aligns the sample and generates the necessary measurement conditions, even for complicated measurements. A Package, which is an automated measurement sequence, has all the information that the measurement requires. Some Packages for hardware maintenance are preinstalled so users won't have to perform manual optics alignment or detector adjustment after changing sealed tubes, for example. And users can create their own Packages , which can be saved for future use at any time.


Most analysis conditions are determined by SmartLab Studio II based on the loaded data, so novice users can obtain as good analysis results as possible. Furthermore, SmartLab Studio II prepares various parameters and enables you to set more detailed conditions than before, which will satisfy advanced-level users. Since SmartLab Studio II is an integrated software package, basic software features like user administration, materials database, etc. are completely unified. This minimizes the time needed to learn how to use the software. Sophisticated features, such as new graphics and report creation, are also easy to master, and will strongly support you in evaluating your analysis results, preparing attractive presentations, and so forth.

Database and network licensing

Measurement data and analysis results are stored in a database that comes equipped with powerful utilities for data retrieval, data browsing, data backup, etc. This is especially beneficial when managing the large numbers of huge data images obtained using a 2D detector. And now a network license is available for SmartLab Studio II. If a lot of users use the same SmartLab system, the management of a large number of data can easily be centralized by using both database and network licensing.

Graphite/Graphene Analytical Index; GG Index

The GG Index is an analytical tool for the characterization and identification of graphite-based carbon materials.

Target materials: natural graphite, artificial graphite and carbon black from petro or coal derivatives, expanded graphite, graphite/graphene oxides, graphene intermediates, graphene, etc.

Required system: SmartLab (9 kW), automated multi-purpose X-ray diffractometer

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