|Course Name:||Basic Training Course for MiniFlex|
|Sessions:||15-17 March, 2021
12-14 July, 2021
4-6 October, 2021
|Course Times:||9 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
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 SmartLab Studio II. 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 notes and a course certificate.
E-mail with the details and online training link will be sent to registered attendees prior to the training.
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.
|9:00 – 12:00||Introduction RESE and participants|
|1. Introduction; basics of powder X-ray diffraction|
|2. XRD Instrumentation|
|3. Experimental XRD – MiniFlex 600|
|4. Sample preparation|
|13:00 – 16:00||5. Hands on MiniFlex I – practical basic usage|
|a) Sample preparation in the laboratory|
|b) instrument control in SmartLab Studio II|
|c) measurement of test samples (strategies and techniques)|
|d) application of XRF reduction mode|
|6. SmartLab Studio II introduction; basic and qualitative analysis - exercise|
|9:00 – 12:00||1. Introduction to the Rietveld Method; Rietveld refinement - exercises|
|13:00 – 16:00||2. Hands on MiniFlex II – practical advanced usage|
|a) installation of sample holders and sample stages|
|b) basic maintenance|
|c) alignment and angle correction procedures|
|3. SmartLab Studio II Comprehensive Analysis, Crystallinity, FP-Method|
|9:00 – 12:00||1. SmartLab Studio II Quantitative phase analysis|
|2. SmartLab Studio II Quantification of amorphous phases|
|13:00 – 16:00||3. SmartLab Studio II Crystal structure solution and refinement|
|4. SmartLab Studio II Macros and automation|
|5. Q&A, 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.
Please, note, our application scientists are available for discussions or demonstrations of other Rigaku products, e.g. SMX XRD systems or XRF spectrometers, therefore please let us know in advance to schedule these appointments in case of interest.