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Materials science

Materials science

Elemental / phase analysis to molecular structure

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 of 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.

Rigaku recommends the following systems:


Small Molecule

Fast, flexible single crystal X-ray diffractometer with the latest generation sources and HPC X-ray detectors, perfect for any crystallography lab

A benchtop single crystal X-ray diffractometer with the latest technology HPC X-ray detector, ideal for self-service crystallography.

An upgradeable single crystal X-ray diffractometer for structural analysis of small molecule samples

Single crystal X-ray diffractometer with high-flux microfocus rotating anode X-ray generator

User-inspired data collection and data processing software for small molecule and protein crystallography

Single crystal X-ray diffractometer with custom enclosure and flexibility for easy integration of accessory components

XRD

New 6th-generation general purpose benchtop XRD system for phase i.d and phase quantification

Advanced state-of-the-art high-resolution XRD system powered by Guidance expert system software

Highly versatile multipurpose X-ray diffractometer with built-in intelligent guidance

High-performance, multi-purpose XRD system for applications ranging from R&D to quality control

Stress

Laboratory micro-spot XRD residual stress analysis with both iso- and side-inclination methods

WDXRF

High power, tube below, sequential WDXRF spectrometer with Smart Sample Loading System (SSLS)

High power, tube above, sequential WDXRF spectrometer with new ZSX Guidance expert system software

High power, tube above, sequential WDXRF spectrometer

WDXRF spectrometer designed to handle very large and/or heavy samples

EDXRF

New 60 kV EDXRF system featuring QuantEZ software and optional standardless analysis

New variable collimator small spot 60 kV EDXRF system featuring QuantEZ software.

High-performance, Cartesian-geometry EDXRF elemental analyzer measures Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin films

X-ray CT

High-speed, stationary sample microtomography of large samples

X-ray topography (XRT)

A fast, high-resolution laboratory X-ray topography system for non-destructive dislocation imaging

Thermal Analysis

TG-DTA is a hyphenated technology generally referred to as simultaneous thermal analysis (STA).

 

 

TMA is the measurement of a change in dimension or mechanical property of the sample while it is subjected to a controlled temperature program.

 

DSC is a thermal analysis technique that quantifies the amount of energy in a reaction.

TMA/HUM measures change in dimension or mechanical property of a sample while subjected to a temperature regime under water vapor atmosphere with a constant relative humidity.

Thermo Mass Photo combines simultaneous thermal analysis with mass spectrometry. This technique is suitable for the qualitative analysis of  evolved gases coincident with the STA signal.

The compact humidity generator (HUM-1) is connected to the TG-DTA for measurements under constant relative humidity water vapor atmosphere.

 

Detectors

2D X-ray detector with latest semiconductor technology designed for home lab diffractometers

Compact, highly sensitive X-ray detector for single crystal applications

SAXS

A modernized 2D Kratky system that eliminates data corrections required of traditional systems

Applications

The following applications are relevant to this industry

XRD

WDXRF

EDXRF

X-ray Imaging

XRD, SAXS

Protein

X-ray CT, Computed tomography

Small Molecule

Total reflection XRF (TXRF)