Teach instrumental methods: XRF, XRD, chemical crystallography and Raman

In addition to offering traditional state-of-the-art solutions for advanced or difficult applications, Rigaku uniquely provides products that are based on innovative technology coupled with creative packaging and educationally friendly design. Two of the biggest issues facing academia are insufficient laboratory space and difficult to use analytical software. Furthermore, colleges and universities have a need for affordable and reasonably scaled "research grade" instruments. Thus Rigaku has developed a line of "mini" X-ray products designed to allow our X-ray techniques to become a routine laboratory methods and teaching tools in the same way that NMR and FT-IR did more than a decade ago. More than thirty years ago, Rigaku invented the benchtop X-ray diffractometer with the introduction of the original Miniflex. Today, we are the only provider of a complete line of benchtop X-ray analytical products—providing affordable and easy-to-use solutions for small molecule single crystal diffraction, general purpose X-ray diffraction (XRD), and X-ray fluorescence (XRF). New to Rigaku is also a line of benchtop Raman spectrometers.

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Low-cost EDXRF elemental analyzer measures Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin-films
New 5th-generation general purpose benchtop XRD system for phase i.d and phase quantification
    XtaLAB mini™
Benchtop small molecule system makes routine self-serve crystallography possible for the synthetic chemist
Portable RAMAN spectrometer for rapid chemical identification; uniquely available with 532, 785 and 1064 nm laser excitation.
Benchtop tube below sequential WDXRF spectrometer analyzes F through U in solids, liquids and powders
    NEX CG
High-performance, Cartesian-geometry EDXRF elemental analyzer measures Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin-films