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MiniFlex training (Europe)

MiniFlex training


Course Name:   Basic Training Course for MiniFlex
Duration:   2-days
Sessions:   21-22 January, 2020 21-22 April, 2020 21-22 July, 2020 20-21 October, 2020
Course Times:   9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location:   Rigaku Europe SE, European Center of Expertise Hugenottenallee 167, 63263 Neu-Isenburg, Germany

MiniFlex training: General Scope

This course addresses the basic operations in terms of hardware and software for the MiniFlex benchtop XRD instrument. The training is based on hands-on solving of example problems in order to illustrate the possibility of multipurpose analytical instrument (MiniFlex) and analysis software PDXL. Persons attending the training should expect to leave the course with a basic working knowledge of both the MiniFlex hardware and analysis software. Some of the specific topics covered are outlined below.

Rigaku will provide the training venue, printed training notes, light refreshment and a course certificate.

Persons attending the training are strongly advised to bring their own personal computer with software installation and software dongle that is required to run the software.

Who Should Attend

Operators, engineers, research scientists and university students in university and operators of the MiniFlex diffractometer supplied by Rigaku.

Registration is required. The number of places is limited.

Course Agenda

Day 1
Introduction RESE and participants
Seminar Part 1 – Basics of powder X-ray diffraction
Seminar Part 2 – XRD instrumentation, sample preparation
Seminar Part 3 – Experimental XRD – MiniFlex 300/600
"Hands on MiniFlex" – practical basic usage
Sample preparation in the laboratory
SmartLab Studio II XRD Measurement, D/teX, HyPix-400, ASC-6, Al2O3 and other test samples
D/teX XRF reduction mode, data collection (strategies and techniques), reflection/transmission geometry
Seminar Part 4 – SmartLab Studio II Basic and Qualitative, installation/ upgrade of the software if necessary

Day 2
Seminar Part 5 – Introduction to the Rietveld Method /Theory and measurement conditions
SmartLab Studio II Rietveld refinement - exercises
Seminar Part 6 – SmartLab Studio II Comprehensive Analysis, Crystallinity
Seminar Part 7 – Crystallite size distribution
Seminar Part 8 – SmartLab Studio II Quantitative phase analysis
Seminar Part 9 – SmartLab Studio II Quantification of amorphous phases
Seminar Part 10 – SmartLab Studio II Crystal structure solution from X-ray powder data
"Hands on MiniFlex" – alignment of diffractometer
Summary and closing

Note: During training course, the latest version of software for instrument control and analysis software that is available on the market is used. Therefore, details of the operation might be different from your environment. Our trainers are more than happy to discuss the operations on your version of the software. In such a case, you are advised to bring your personal computer with software installation and software dongles along with you.