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Education

From teaching instrumental analysis to basic research

In addition to offering traditional state-of-the-art solutions for advanced or difficult applications, Rigaku uniquely provides products that are based on innovative technology coupled with creative packaging and educationally friendly design. Two of the biggest issues facing academia are insufficient laboratory space and difficult to use analytical software. Furthermore, colleges and universities have a need for affordable and reasonably scaled "research grade" instruments. Thus Rigaku has developed a line of "mini" X-ray products designed to allow our X-ray techniques to become a routine laboratory methods and teaching tools in the same way that NMR and FT-IR did more than a decade ago. More than thirty years ago, Rigaku invented the benchtop X-ray diffractometer with the introduction of the original Miniflex. Today, we are the only provider of a complete line of benchtop X-ray analytical products—providing affordable and easy-to-use solutions for small molecule single crystal diffraction, general purpose X-ray diffraction (XRD), and X-ray fluorescence (XRF). New to Rigaku are also benchtop TXRF and SAXS instruments that are perfect university level research and teaching tools.

Education

Rigaku recommends the following systems:


  • Benchtop tube below sequential WDXRF spectrometer analyzes O through U in solids, liquids and powders

  • New 6th-generation general purpose benchtop XRD system for phase i.d and phase quantification

  • Highly versatile multipurpose X-ray diffractometer with built-in intelligent guidance

  • A benchtop single crystal X-ray diffractometer with the latest technology HPC X-ray detector, ideal for self-service crystallography.

  • Performance EDXRF elemental analyzer measures Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin-films

  • New 60 kV EDXRF system featuring QuantEZ software and optional standardless analysis

  • New variable collimator small spot 60 kV EDXRF system featuring QuantEZ software.

  • EDXRF spectrometer with powerful Windows® software and optional FP.

  • High-performance, Cartesian-geometry EDXRF elemental analyzer measures Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin films

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