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X-Ray Diffractometers
Rigaku Ultima III X-ray Diffraction System
  • 2.2kW Long-Fine Focus X-ray Tube
  • Bragg-Brentano Para-Focusing Optics
  • Theta/Theta Wide Angle Goniometer
    • Measuring range: Thetas/Thetad Coupled 3° to 154° 2Theta
  • Horizontal sample stage with holders for general powder samples
  • Graphite Monochromator and Scintillation Detector
Rigaku SmartLab X-ray Diffraction System
  • 2.2kW Long-Fine Focus X-ray Tube
  • Cross Beam Optics (CBO)
    • High-resolution Parallel Beam Optics
    • Bragg-Brentano Para-Focusing Optics
  • GE (220) 4-Bounce Incident Beam Monochromator
  • High-resolution Vertical Theta/Theta 4-Circle Goniometer with horizontal sample stage and Eulerian cradle
    • Measuring range: Thetas/Thetad -3° to 160° 2Theta
  • Small Area Camera System for sample alignment
  • Anton Paar Domed Hot Stage (to 900°C)
  • Scintillation Detector
  • Available techniques include:
    • powder diffraction (focusing beam)
    • powder diffraction (parallel beam)
    • small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS)
    • thin film diffraction (in-plane)
    • thin film diffraction (high-resolution)
    • thin film diffraction (glancing incidence)
    • x-ray reflectometery
    • in-plane diffraction
    • Rietveld analysis
    • reciprocal space maps for film epitaxy, thickness, lattice tilt, and crystal perfection
    • residual stress analysis
    • texture/pole figures
A picture of the Rigaku Ultima III X-ray Diffraction System

The Rigaku Ultima III X-ray Diffraction System

A picture of the Rigaku SmartLab X-ray Diffraction System

The Rigaku SmartLab X-ray Diffraction System