Rigaku Presents X-ray Microscope at 2016 X-ray Microscopy Conference

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Rigaku will showcase its latest XRM technology at the 2016 International X-ray Microscopy Conference

nano3DX X-ray microscope

Rigaku nano3DX X-ray microscope

Rigaku Corporation is presenting its lines of X-ray microscopy and computed tomography instrumentation at the 2016 X-ray Microscopy Conference (XRM2016), Monday, August 15, through Friday, August 19, 2016 at the University of Oxford in the U.K.

The conference features a dynamic program of discussions and posters highlighting the development and use of X-ray microscopes, and addresses recent advances in X-ray microscopy (XRM) and its applications.

XRM is suited to a range of substances, from low density materials such as biological samples to high density materials such as ceramics and steels. The Rigaku nano3DX is a true X-ray microscope, with the ability to measure relatively large samples at high resolution. It images the entire sample from multiple angles, enabling reconstruction of a 3D image at 0.27 µm resolution. The computer model allows the user to view sections at any point on any plane, providing valuable insights into the structure of the sample.

The nano3DX X-ray microscope features a high-power rotating anode and high-resolution optics coupled with sub-micron CCD technology. This combination facilitates fast data collection and the ability to switch anode materials rapidly to optimize data acquisition. The Nano3DX provides superior contrast on materials consisting of relatively light elements due to the soft X-ray employed in the computed tomography (CT) analysis making it an ideal solution for pharmaceutical, filler composite, lithium-ion battery, carbon fiber, polymers and biomaterials applications.

The system’s ultra-wide field of view enables it to measure volumes up to 25 times larger in a single scan compared to other systems at similar resolutions in comparable time frames
The geometry of the system allows the sample to be located very close to the high-resolution detector, which provides near-parallel beam optics. This design results in improved instrument stability, which prevents smearing, allows for faster data collection times and ultimately yields the highest resolution X-ray microscope in its class.

There are numerous and diverse applications for the nano3DX, from materials science to electronics and semiconductors to mining and minerals exploration to life sciences and pharmaceuticals.

About Rigaku
Since its inception in Japan in 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Rigaku and its subsidiaries form a global group focused on general-purpose analytical instrumentation and the life sciences. With hundreds of major innovations to their credit, Rigaku companies are world leaders in X-ray spectrometry, diffraction, and optics, as well as small molecule and protein crystallography and semiconductor metrology. Today, Rigaku employs over 1,400 people in the manufacturing and support of its analytical equipment, which is used in more than 70 countries around the world supporting research, development, and quality assurance activities. Throughout the world, Rigaku continuously promotes partnerships, dialog, and innovation within the global scientific and industrial communities.

For further information, contact:
Michael Nelson
Rigaku Global Marketing Group
tel: +1. 512-225-1796

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