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Past Rigaku Webinars


Thermal Analysis Technical Seminar:Let’s evaluate materials with humidity controlled thermal analysis

This webinar is a beginner’s course. The seminar will focus on the use of humidity controlled atmosphere in thermal analysis. We will show some applications on how water vapor atmosphere affects the thermal behavior of different materials such polymers, pharmaceuticals and other materials.
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Presenter
Dr. Tadashi Arii(Rigaku Corporation)

Webinar: In-Depth Overview of the Use of X-ray Diffraction (XRD) in the Investigation of Asbestos and Respirable Silica

Our Rigaku benchtop or floor-standing X-ray diffractometers, controlled by SmartLab Studio II (SLSII) software, offer state-of-the-art solutions for ultra-low limit of detection (LOD) and limit of quantification (LOQ) analysis. With a special plug-in in SLSII, the user can determine LOD/LOQ values within a few minutes, e.g. for respiratory filters. In particular, our compact benchtop X-ray diffractometer series MiniFlex600 (MF600) with high X-ray power (600 W), automatic 8-position sample changer and state-of-the-art silicon strip detector offers a cost-effective, fast and highly sensitive solution.
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Dr. Jose Mardegan

Webinar: Determination of Element Concentrations in Petrochemical, Biodiesel Samples Using XRF Method

Compared to other techniques, XRF saves time not only on sample preparation but also on the calibration. This makes XRF a super-powerful technique that should not be overlooked in any process and quality laboratory. During the webinar, super-easy sample preparation—including the solidification method and the powerful universal calibration—will be presented. Using examples from the field, it will be shown how elemental contents can be determined quickly and precisely using XRF with minimal effort.
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Dr. Magdalena Grzywa

Webinar: XRF Analytical Considerations for Fusion Methods

The analysis of powders by XRF the sample inhomogeneity due to segregation, grain size, mineralogical effects influence the intensity and cause errors. Fusion is a benefit in that the matrix and mineralogy is destroyed. The fusion method means the laboratory only require one calibration method for the analysis of a wide range of elements. The analytical considerations are discussed when setting up the analytical method.
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Carmen Kaiser-Bruegmann

Technical Seminar: Thermal Analysis of Biodegradable Plastics

The seminar will focus on thermal analysis methods such as STA,HUM-STA,STA-MS and DSC on the thermal behavior of bio-based and petroleum based biodegradable plastics ranging from household goods to medical purposes for drug delivery,surgery,etc.
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Dr. Tadashi Arii(Rigaku Corporation)

TOPIQ | XtaLAB Synergy-ED progress and latest results

It is now more than 18 months since the XtaLAB Synergy-ED was first launched and development of this ground-breaking product has continued steadily since its launch in the first half of 2021. In this webinar we will share the latest status of our XtaLAB Synergy-ED instrument and control software and also show some results from it, including use of cryo transfer holders to access research targets not possible by other means.
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Presenter
Robert Bücker

Micromeritics/Rigaku Joint Advanced Battery Webinar: Analytical methods to ensure battery raw material and electrode

You will learn • Effective tools for measuring critical quality attributes of density, elemental purity, surface area, porosity, and crystal structure for cathodes and anodes • Basic principles of operation and examples of: XRD, XRF, X-ray CT, gas adsorption, mercury intrusion porosimetry, gas pycnometry
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Stephan Wollstadt and Katharina Peikert

Thermal Analysis Technical Seminar『 Thermal analysis webinar series focusing on food applications 』

In this webinar, we will be showcasing food applications using thermal analysis methods such as STA, DSC and evolved gas analysis.
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Dr. Tadashi Arii(Rigaku Corporation)

TOPIQ: High-throughput Soaking Condition Screening For Crystalline Sponges

This TOPIQ webinar will cover the application of the XtaLAB Synergy Flow robotic sample changer to accelerate development of successful soaking conditions for crystalline sponge preparation. The crystalline sponge method requires sponges to be placed into a solution of a target analyte so that the analyte may be absorbed by the sponge, also known as soaking. Successful soaking depends on factors such as concentration and temperature. Normally, a range of conditions might be attempted and for each an X-ray diffraction experiment is performed. The XtaLAB Synergy Flow can increase throughput by allowing batches of soaked sponges to be screened automatically and unattended to determine which conditions were the most successful.
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Dr Christian Göb

Webinar: Preparation and Characterization of Battery Materials

Whether in quality control or research projects: Retsch mills and Rigaku devices are used throughout the value chain of batteries. In this joint webinar, Retsch and Rigaku present  how to optimally prepare the sample for analysis  how to analyze the physical and chemical composition of battery materials and the complete battery. With numerous application examples - from the raw material to the recycling stage - we provide an overview of best practices in sample pulverization as well as XRD, XRF and CT analyses.
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Dr. Maciej Grzywa and Dr. Lena Weigold

Thermal Analysis Technical Seminar: Evaluation of pharmaceutical products by thermal analysis

This webinar will focus on the pharmaceutical applications evaluated by common methods in thermal analysis such as STA, DSC, MTDSC and evolved gas analysis.
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Presenter
Dr. Lani L. Celiz(Rigaku Corporation, Thermal Analysis Division)

TOPIQ: Micro-Powder Batch Screening on a Single-Crystal Diffractometer

Single-crystal X-ray diffractometers, such as the XtaLAB Synergy series instruments, though designed for single crystal experiments, can be used to collect perfectly good powder diffraction data as well. In contrast to classical powder diffractometers, this requires only microscopic amounts of sample which further enables the use of attachments like the XtalCheck-S which is generally used for in-situ screening of crystallization plates. By combining the plate screening capability of the XtalCheck-S with powder measurements, we can utilize the single-crystal diffractometer for automatically screening large batches of samples – with up to 96 powder samples in one standard well-plate and possibly even more.
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Christian Schürmann

Thermal Analysis Technical Seminar: Thermal Analysis Of Biodegradable Plastics

The seminar will focus on thermal analysis methods such as STA, HUM-STA, STA-MS and DSC on the thermal behavior of bio-based and petroleum based biodegradable plastics ranging from household goods to medical purposes for drug delivery, surgery, etc.
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Dr. Lani L. Celiz(Rigaku Corporation, Thermal Analysis Division)

CT Image Processing Virtual Workshop: Processing Images Using ImageJ

You have probably applied some form of image processing to your CT data, such as denoising or smoothing, before. Have you ever wondered how it works or what is different between different denoising techniques? In this workshop, we will review how these image processing techniques work and how to choose the right one. This is an interactive workshop. We will demonstrate some of the techniques using ImageJ. You can download the sample images and follow us through the process and ask questions
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Aya Takase & Angela Criswell

Thermal Analysis Technical Seminar: What Can Be Seen By Using Humidity Controlled Thermal Analysis?

This webinar is a beginner’s course. The seminar will focus on the use of humidity controlled atmosphere in thermal analysis. We will show some applications on how water vapor atmosphere affects the thermal behavior of different materials such polymers, pharmaceuticals and other materials.
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Presenter
Dr. Lani L. Celiz(Rigaku Corporation, Thermal Analysis Division)

Thermal Analysis Technical Seminar: Let’s Evaluate Materials With Sample Observation Method In STA And DSC

This webinar is a beginner’s course. The presentation will focus on the advantages of sample observation thermal analysis in STA and DSC; and applications in polymers, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other materials. We will also show a video on how to perform measurement using sample observation thermal analysis attached.
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Dr. Lani L. Celiz(Rigaku Corporation, Thermal Analysis Division)

X-ray Computed Tomography For Materials & Life Science 10: Preparing Life Science Samples

In this webinar, we discuss sample preparation techniques for life science samples. These samples typically require preservation to ensure that ‘as lifelike as possible’ CT data can be collected. Additionally, these types of samples typically have low density contrast and thus benefit from staining. Different techniques are discussed, and we show examples of X-ray CT data for life science samples.
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Angela Criswell

Diffraction Methods for MOF Investigations

In the field of Metal-Organic Framework materials, structural investigation plays the most crucial role. It is also often combined with other analytical methods to allow drawing a connection between the structure and physical properties of the framework. As a result of those multi technic approaches, a border between a single crystal and powder diffraction technics often disappears. In this TOPIQ webinar, we would like to present you with standard and entirely new Rigaku solutions for diffraction methods for MOF research.
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Jakub Wojciechowski

Thermal Analysis Technical Seminar: Let’s Evaluate Materials With EGA (STA-MS & STA-FTIR): Principles, Applications & Tips

This webinar is a beginner's course. The presentation will focus on basic principles of evolved gas analysis (STA-MS and STA-FTIR) and the measurement conditions affecting measurement results. During the presentation, we will also highlight applications and show some videos on samplevpreparation and available options.
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Dr. Lani L. Celiz(Rigaku Corporation, Thermal Analysis Division)

Virtual Workshop: X-ray Computed Tomography - Viewers Choice

A live demonstration of X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) data analysis using ImageJ (an open platform for scientific image analysis). You don’t need any commercial software licenses to enjoy this workshop. We will review the basic operations of ImageJ and analyze CT images. All data sets used in the demonstration are available to the audience. We encourage the participants to download the Fiji distribution of ImageJ and demo data sets and follow the process with us. We will send registrants download links to Fiji installer and datasets before the workshop.
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Presenter
Angela Criswell
Aya Takase

Electron Diffraction (MicroED/3DED) Workshop

This workshop is for X-ray crystallographers interested in finding out more about electron diffraction and how to get started. Presentations are intended to introduce the technique and will be a mixture of practical and educational. We will include the basis for the technique, how it differs from X-ray crystallography, and a demonstration of how to operate the XtaLAB Synergy-ED electron diffractometer and how to handle data from it.
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Various

Thermal Analysis Technical Seminar: Let’s Evaluate Materials With TMA!Principles,Applications And Tips

his webinar is a beginner’s course. The presentation will focus on basic principles of thermomechanical analysis (TMA) and the different modes that are available based on sample shape and measurement objective. During the presentation, we will also highlight applications and show some videos on changing attachments.
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Presenter
Dr. Lani L. Celiz(Rigaku Corporation, Thermal Analysis Division)

Thermal Analysis Technical Seminar "Important factors affecting the measurement conditions - sample preparation, atmosphere, heating or cooling rate, etc. "

This webinar will focus on the important factors that affects the measurement conditions which highlights sample preparation, effect of atmosphere, selecting the appropriate sample pan, how heating or cooling rate affects the analysis results and other relevant factors. In addition to our instrumentation, we will also showcase a wide array of options that will facilitate your ease of measurement.

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Dr. Lani L. Celiz(Rigaku Corporation, Thermal Analysis Division)

Thermal Analysis Technical Seminar "Let’s evaluate materials with DSC! Principles, Applications and Tips"

This webinar is a beginner’s course. The presentation will focus on basic principles of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), structural difference between DTA and DSC, as well as optimizing measurement conditions for DSC measurements. During the presentation, we will also highlight several applications including recent developments in DSC instrumentation.

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Dr. Lani L. Celiz(Rigaku Corporation, Thermal Analysis Division)

Rigaku High Pressure Workshop

This workshop is primarily geared towards crystallographers with little or no experience in high-pressure crystallography and who are interested in learning how to get started. Presentations are intended to be practical and educational and will include reviews of Diamond Anvil Cells (DACs) and accessories from two DAC manufacturers, sample preparation under pressure in DACs, sample mounting/centering on a Rigaku diffractometer and data collection, and data processing and correction. The workshop will be held on July 21–22, 2021 at 8:00 AM CDT
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Various

TOPIQ | SmartLab XRD solution for semiconductor materials

High-resolution X-ray diffraction is a versatile and powerful tool in semiconductor materials and devices. Quick and non-destructive characterization of thickness, composition, quality, orientation, lattice strain, etc. are possible by XRD. This webinar will cover different high-resolution optics available for the SmartLab diffractometer for the basic and sophisticated characterization of epitaxial layers. Various high-resolution techniques such as rocking curve, reciprocal space map etc. will be discussed.
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Dr. Shyjumon Ibrahimkutty

Thermal Analysis Technical Seminar - Let‘s evaluate the materials with STA(TG-DTA/TG-DSC): Principles, Applications and Tips

This webinar is a beginner’s course. The presentation will focus on basic principles of thermogravimetry, TG and differential thermal analysis, DTA. Different types of thermobalances and the advantage of a horizontal differential TG type. It will also include the important factors and precautionary measured when performing STA measurements.
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Presenter
Lani L. Celiz

TOPIQ | Measurement and analysis of single crystal diffuse scattering.

In this 75-minute workshop we will introduce the concept of diffuse scattering, show how to measure it, and how to analyze it using a fast method based on the three dimensional difference pair distribution function. We will start from the basics and do not expect from participants any prior knowledge on diffuse scattering or disorder modeling.
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Dr. Arkadiy Simonov

Thermal analysis webinar series focusing on STA-FTIR application

In this webinar, we will be showcasing principles, features, analysis methods, and applications of STA-FTIR. From the characterization of thermal decomposition products of polymers, we will present some analysis examples related to quantitative analysis of specific organic substances evolved during thermal decomposition.
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Dr. Lani L. Celiz

Rigaku School for Practical Crystallography

You are invited to a series of 10 tuition-free, hour-and-a-half webinars on advanced topics in practical X-ray crystallography. We will cover microED, Olex2, Twinning, the Cambridge Structural Database, powder data collection and processing, Pair Distribution Function (PDF), small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), protein crystallography, non-spherical atom refinement with NoSpherA2 and charge density. The series runs June 7–18, 2021 at 8:00 AM CDT every weekday.
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Various

CT Data Analysis Techniques Using ImageJ

A live demonstration of X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) data analysis using ImageJ (an open platform for scientific image analysis). You don’t need any commercial software licenses to enjoy this workshop. We will review the basic operations of ImageJ and analyze CT images. All data sets used in the demonstration are available to the audience. We encourage the participants to download the Fiji distribution of ImageJ and demo data sets and follow the process with us.​ We will send registrants download links to Fiji installer and datasets before the workshop.
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Presenter
Angela Criswell; Aya Takase

X-ray Computed Tomography for Soft Materials

This webinar will discuss basics of X-ray computed tomography and how to apply X-ray CT methods to soft materials. Additionally, we will show 3D imaging results for pharmaceuticals, foams, composites and other soft material.

We invite you to view this short video about the Rigaku nano3DX X-ray microscope for microtomography of large samples at high resolution in advance of the webinar.

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Angela Criswell

Advanced Topics in Practical Crystallography School

A series of 5 tuition-free, hour and a half webinars on advanced topics in practical X-ray crystallography. We will cover Powder and PDF Data Collection and Processing, High Pressure Cell Data Collection and Processing, Using Ewald3D and new features in CrysAlisPro, and Non-spherical Atom Refinement with NoSpherA2. The series ran Dec. 7–11, 2020 at 8 am CDT every weekday.
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Mathias Meyer, Pierre Le Magueres, Fraser White, Jakub Wojciechowski, Florian Kleemis

Best Operating Practices for XRF users including the importance of sample preparation

Quality Control in industry is imperative, this webinar will highlight the XRF best operating practices that will ensure the daily monitoring and compliance of quality control data. The fundamentals to stable, reproducible analytical results from your XRF spectrometer is not only a stable, working spectrometer, but also a stable, reproducible sample preparation that is appropriate for the material being measured. During this 90-minute complimentary webinar, specialists from Retsch and Rigaku will present the background to sampling and sample  preparation
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Carmen Kaiser Brügmann
Dr Tanja Butt (Retsch)

TOPIQ | The Rigaku XtaLAB mini II: A Way to Publish Great Structures with a Simple and Affordable Benchtop X-ray Diffractometer

Despite its simplicity and affordability, the XtaLAB Mini II makes no compromise on the research-grade results it produces. To demonstrate it, we will perform a live analysis of an organic crystal of cytidine, using the Rigaku program CrysAlisᴾʳᵒ for screening and data collection/processing and Olex2 software for structure solution and refinement. All steps will be covered, from crystal centering on the goniometer to running CheckCif on the final model and preparing necessary files for IUCr submission.
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Dr. Pierre Le Magueres

Single Crystal Online Users’ Meeting

We would like to invite you to join us for our annual user meetings on 12th and 13th August. Due to travel restrictions currently affecting many countries, we will hold this event via Zoom and it will therefore be available globally. The event will be held between 3 PM and 6 PM CEST (8 AM-11 AM CDT) and cover a range of topics including the latest developments at Rigaku Oxford Diffraction and talks from our experienced applications team. As always our user meetings are open to all users of our single crystal products.
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Fraser White

Rigaku's Virtual Analytical X-ray Convention

Due to the COVID-19 induced cancellations of the Microscopy & MicroAnalysis, Denver X-ray, and American Crystallographic Association physical conferences this summer, Rigaku will be live webcasting a 3-day virtual Analytical X-ray Convention from our laboratory facility in Texas. The webcasts will take place Tuesday 8/4 – Thursday 8/6 and will feature live seminars on X-ray techniques and live instrument demonstrations.
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The Onyx ED-XRF: High-Speed Analysis of Micron-scale Features and Devices

Join in to learn how micro-spot ED-XRF is used to analyze thin film properties and surface chemistry with micron-scale accuracy, and how the uniquely hybridized optical-microscopy and XRF sensor technologies of the Onyx deliver rapid, high-impact data with ease. This talk, given by Brad Lawrence of Rigaku, will highlight the utility of micron-scale beam spot in ED-XRF and showcase example applications which demonstrate the Onyx’s specialized advantages for semiconductor and device manufacturing and processing.
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Brad Lawrence hosted by Covalent Metrology

Rigaku School for Practical Crystallography – Asia Pacific

A lot of younger members of the scientific community will be missing out on some opportunities to learn crystallography at schools and conferences this summer, so you are invited to a series of ten tuition-free 1-hour webinars on practical aspects of X-ray crystallography. The majority of the time will be spent on small molecule crystallography, but we will also air sessions on macromolecular crystallography and powder diffraction. This is a great opportunity for people who are interested in crystallography to gain a basic foundation of single crystal analysis from a practical point of view.
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Various

TOPIQ | Investigating crystalline defects of semiconductors using X-ray Topography

Join this webinar to discover the X-ray Topography methodology, the scientific principles of measurements and the possibilities of the instrumentation. The webinar will focus on applications on different materials and the results, demonstrating how the XRTmicron system is used to get highest quality 2D and 3D topograms of semiconductor material. 
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Martin Fehrentz

Rigaku School for Practical Crystallography

The School starting June 1st is now over subscribed and we are no longer taking new registrations. Please join the July edition of this school instead.

A lot of younger members of the scientific community will be missing out on some opportunities to learn crystallography at schools and conferences this summer, so you are invited to a series of ten tuition-free 1-hour webinars on practical aspects of X-ray crystallography. The majority of the time will be spent on small molecule crystallography, but we will also air sessions on macromolecular crystallography and powder diffraction. This is a great opportunity for people who are interested in crystallography to gain a basic foundation of single crystal analysis from a practical point of view.

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Various