Analytical instrumentation > X-ray systems

X-ray diffractometer enhances minerals analysis

02 August, 2016

A Rigaku SmartLab X-ray diffractometer (XRD) has been installed at CSIRO's Waite Campus in Adelaide, where it will aid in mineralogical and geochemical characterisation research.

Optimising service life with residual stress analysis

22 June, 2016

When it comes to X-ray analysis, one might think of techniques like XRD, XRF and radiography. However, another technique that uses X-rays is residual stress analysis.

Improving X-ray spectrometers

09 June, 2016

Swiss researchers have developed a new design for X-ray spectrometers that lowers overall production costs and increases the efficiency of X-ray flux.

Standards set for the X-ray identification of bodies

24 March, 2016

Forensic researchers have established science-based standards for identifying human remains based on X-rays of an individual's spine, upper leg or the side of the skull.

PANalytical Epsilon 3XLE X-ray fluorescence spectrometer

04 February, 2016

PANalytical has announced a dedicated solution for the analysis of very low chlorine concentrations in crude oils. Epsilon 3XLE, an XRF benchtop system, has been equipped to meet the analytical challenges of the petrochemical industry.

Solving the mysteries of granular materials flow

23 November, 2015

Professor Itai Einav and his researchers use experimental, theoretical and computer program models to predict how granular materials behave under various conditions.

A multimodal X-ray microscope and micro-CT

22 September, 2015

A team comprising Australian, German and Slovak researchers has combined different microscopy modalities together into a single instrument, using a lab-sized X-ray source as opposed to resorting to synchrotron radiation.

Rigaku NANOHUNTER II TXRF spectrometer

02 September, 2015

The Rigaku NANOHUNTER II benchtop total reflection X-ray fluorescence (TXRF) spectrometer enables high-sensitivity ultratrace elemental analysis, in liquids or on solid surfaces, to the parts-per-billion (ppb) level.

New method for EDXRF analysis of lead and zinc ore

27 July, 2015

Applied Rigaku Technologies has published a new method for the analysis of lead-zinc ore using the empirical calibration technique. The method demonstrates the use of the Rigaku NEX CG benchtop EDXRF analyser in the trace elemental analysis of ores.

UQ is now home to a high-powered X-ray diffractometer

15 July, 2015

AXT has installed the Rigaku SmartLab — claimed to be Australia's highest powered X-ray diffractometer (XRD) — at the Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Queensland.

Rigaku NEX DE direct excitation EDXRF elemental analyser

07 July, 2015

The Rigaku NEX DE is a direct excitation energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) elemental analyser. Engineered for heavy industrial use, whether on the plant floor or in remote field environments, the analyser was developed to maximise flexibility and ease of use.

Get inside the head of a T. rex

29 June, 2015

Exclusive computed tomography (CT) images reveal an in-depth look at one of the best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skulls ever found.

More accurate X-ray measurements

20 March, 2015

US scientists have developed a new method to reduce uncertainty in X-ray wavelength measurement, in what is said to be the first major advance since the 1970s in reducing sources of error common in X-ray angle measurement.

UQ orders the highest flux XRD in Australia

04 February, 2015

AXT has won a competitive tender to supply a high-end X-ray diffractometer (XRD) to The University of Queensland (UQ). The system that won the tender is a 9 kW Rigaku SmartLab featuring a rotating anode X-ray generator.

Revealing the structure of matter

14 October, 2014 by Janette Woodhouse

While there is absolutely no scientific evidence that crystals can be used to predict the future or provide protection or healing, they play a critical role in establishing the structure of matter.

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