AXT Wins Bid to Deliver Micro X-Ray Diffractometer to University of South ...
As a micro diffractometer, the system offers a number of features and capabilities over and above standard powder diffractometers. In particular, the high intensity MM007 DW Microfocus Rotating Anode of the Rapid II offers class leading resolution with the ability to perform XRD on areas as small as 10µm and carry out spatially resolved analyses and X-Y mapping thanks to the high-precision stage. This allows the detection and identification of minor but crucially present phases, small particles, inclusions or impurities.
Rigaku pioneered rotating anode technology. In todays’ context, the ability to automatically switch radiation sources between copper and cobalt generates optimised results and analysis overcoming phenomena such as fluorescence that can occur when analysing iron-based samples with copper radiation. The rotating anode works in harmony with the Rapid II 2D Area Image Plate Detector that features no electronic noise or background as well as a wide dynamic range that is equally sensitive to all wavelengths to produce results of the highest quality.
YSU's research reputation grows 'diffractometer by diffractometer' Ι ...
“One of the wonderful things about this instrumentation coming to YSU, as opposed to what you might see on other campuses, is that we’re going to have the ability for undergraduates to access this diffractometer, to be able to use it, have... Here, our undergraduates get a level of exposure that provides a means for them to go into the workforce with the experience that many other students at many other places will not have. “At other places, it might just be doctoral students or graduate students who get access to this level of equipment. Ryan announced at a news conference that the National Science Foundation had awarded a $470,000 grant to YSU to purchase two high-end X-ray diffractometers, which allows research of materials on the atomic level.
X-rays on Mars: CheMin diffraction
- In order to achieve this, the neon clathrate was pumped in a vacuum at temperatures in the region of 140° K, while neutron diffraction data was taken using the ILL's state-of-the-art D20 diffractometer. The images obtained allowed them to confirm when
- The X-ray diffractometer CheMin onboard the Mars rover "Curiosity" has obtained fascinating data from five soil samples on the Red Planet revealing a complex mineralogy with hints of aqueous alterations. Way back in August 2012 the Mars Science
- In order to achieve this, the neon clathrate was pumped in a vacuum at temperatures in the region of 140 K, while neutron diffraction data was taken using the ILL's state-of-the-art D20 diffractometer. The images obtained allowed them to confirm when