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Rigaku e-learning

Brief overview

Since its inception in 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology in the fields of general X-ray diffraction and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry etc. In addition to supplying analysis devices, we also provide training on how to use these instruments and master the analytical techniques. 

Users can study anywhere and at any time using an internet browser on a PC. A training course consists of easy-to-follow slides, narrations, voice texts and quizzes that the user can study thoroughly. Furthermore, users can repeat the training course throughout the contract period.

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Recommended participants

Rigaku’s training courses provide principles of measurement at a basic level. They are recommended for customers who are not familiar with the measurement technique. These include:

  • People who use an analytical instrument but have difficulty finding time to study the scientific principles behind them.
  • People who once studied the principles but have forgotten many details and need a refresher course.
  • Beginning users who have had no previous training.
  • People who have taken the training course before but want to brush up on certain details.



Training courses of Rigaku e-learning

English and Japanese versions, including slides and narration, are provided for each course.

Abstract of XRD training courses Amount for 180 days
X-ray analysis is one of the key tools for analyzing all kinds of matter in non-destructive way - ranging from liquids to solids - and is essential for material characterization and quality control in research, engineering, and manufacturing. In this course, starting from what X-rays are, you will learn the crystal system, Miller index, the principle and application of the powder X-ray diffraction measurement, and how to configure and use general X-ray diffractometers (XRD). (US) $250
Powder XRD can readily measure powder and bulk samples when sample preparation and measurement conditions are properly setup. Analytical chemistry consists of quantitative analysis and qualitative analysis, techniques which focus on identifying components and elements and identifying a sample’s phase status. In this training course, you will learn the appropriate measurement conditions and analysis techniques for performing qualitative analysis using powder XRD. (US) $250
Material science research covers a wide range of sample types, from powder and liquids to nanomaterials and thin films. Utilizing XRD techniques one can identify a material’s components, perform quantitative analysis, determine crystallite size and crystallinity, measure residual stress and preferred orientation in manufactured materials, and determine density and crystal quality for thin films. In this course, you will be introduced to the various sample evaluation methods using XRD. (US) $250
Abstract of SCX training course Amount for 180 days
Single crystal X-ray structure analysis is an indispensable analytical technique that is used not only to determine the three-dimensional structure of novel compounds, but also to understand and utilize their functions. In this course, you will learn the principles of single crystal X-ray structure analysis and the procedures for growing crystals, measuring X-ray diffraction data and solving a structure, using a small organic compound as a target material. This course is aimed to provide practical knowledge on how to perform X-ray crystallography experiments, so the key technical points of single crystal X-ray structure analysis will be described in detail.*

* Please note that CrysAlisPro, our user-inspired data collection and data processing software, and Olex2, a complete structure solution, refinement and analysis program, are used to describe the use of software in this course.
(US) $250
Abstract of XRF training courses Amount

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis is a non-destructive method of elemental analysis to observe what elements are present in a sample and to determine their concentrations. In this course, the principles of XRF and the configuration of the spectrometer are explained by using an example of a sequential-type instrument. In addition, settings and analysis methods for qualitative and quantitative analysis, evaluation of results of quantitative analysis, an overview of the fundamental parameter (FP) method and an overview of sample preparation are introduced.

(US) $250 (for 180 days)

This is an expansion course of JHFE001 Fundamentals of X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. The XRF method is a versatile analytical technique and gives high precision and high accuracy results. Especially, Quantitative analysis results are one of the most useful elemental quantification methods. This training course is learning tor make quant application operation using the Training Standard PAK samples. When you apply this course, the Training Standard PAK samples are borrowed from Rigaku or distributors. Please wait to start it until you receive the standard sample PAK.

* The shipping cost of sending and returning the pack samples will be charged separately.
* Depending on the availability of the training standard PAK, you may have to wait several months for the standard delivery.

(US) $100* (for 90 days)
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Training course procedure

Please click on the Go to Paid Service button from Subscribe below. After the contract is complete, we will send ID, password and URL for the requested training courses.

Rigaku e-learning
Rigaku e-learning


Payment is only available via PayPal. After we receive confirmation of your payment, we will provide service from our Tokyo factory within 7 business days.




Learning environment(PC)

Rigaku uses the learning management system provided by Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. for our e-learning courses. Each course can be purchased in English or Japanese.

Computer   Minimum 1 GB of RAM, 1 GHz Processor. Soundcard required only for online courses or videos containing audio tracks.
Recommended OS  

Windows 10

Browser Versions Supported  

Microsoft Edge for Windows 10
Microsoft Edge Legacy
Mozilla Firefox*
Google Chrome*

* Latest stable browser version

Display Resolution   A resolution of 1024x768 or higher is recommended.
Display Color   Minimum color quality requirement is 16-bit. Optimal color quality is 32 bit.
Network and Connectivity/   Minimum 128 kbps (256 kbps is recommended)



How to purchase a Rigaku e-learning course

  1. Please click the “Go to Paid Service” button. The “Rigaku e-learning Terms of Use” will be displayed.
  2. Please read the “Rigaku e-learning Terms of Use”. If you agree to the terms, please click the “Agree” button, and go to the “Entry Form”.
  3. Please fill in all the necessary fields on the “Entry Form” and read the “Personal Information Handling Policies” on the page. When you have filled in all the fields and agreed to the policies, please check the check box and go to the confirmation screen.
  4. Please confirm the accuracy of your entries. If all the entries are correct, please click the Submit button and go to the residence and course(s) selection page.
  5. Please select your residence (inside or outside of Japan) and your course(s) of Rigaku E-learning Course (“Course”) (click the “Add to Cart” button), and go to the “Payment Page” of PayPal (an external site). Upon completion of payment, application for the Course is completed.
  6. Within seven (7) business days of the payment confirmation, Rigaku will issue your Account (User ID, Password) and URL required for taking the Course via e-mail. Upon your receipt of such an e-mail, the contract for the applied Course takes effect between you and Rigaku.




1) Unless you complete the payment for the Course, the application for the Course will not be valid.
2) Even if you have completed the payment for the Course, Rigaku may reject your application for the Course in the cases described below. In such cases, Rigaku will refund the full payment amount for the Course, but excluding the refund fees and other costs.

①If there is a discrepancy between the “Name (Roman character)” in the “Entry Form” and the one registered in the PayPal account,
② If there is a discrepancy between the “Email Address” in the “Entry Form” and the one registered in the PayPal account,
③ If the ”Email Address” in the “Entry Form” is already in use for the same Course,
④ If you have made several applications for the same Course with the same “Email Address”, or
⑤ If any data in the “Entry Form” seem insufficient or inaccurate. (Rigaku may contact you for verification.)

3) Cancellation by you after the application is accepted only before the account (User ID, Password) is issued. In this case, Rigaku will refund the full payment amount for the Course, but excluding the refund fees and other costs.




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  • Our reply may take some time depending on the inquiry
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Company Rigaku Corporation
Address 3-9-12, Matsubara-cho, Akishima-shi, Tokyo, Japan
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Method for payment Credit card via Paypal
Learning start date Within seven (7) business days after payment is confirmed
Learning period 180 days from the date of receipt day of the ID and Password (including the receipt date) by the customer. Provided however, if the suspension of the distribution of the course caused by emergency maintenance etc. continues for more than 30 days during the learning period, the learning period shall be extended for additional 60 days from the date of the original learning period.
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