Latest edition of The Bridge covering current Material Science news is now online

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The Bridge newsletter from Rigaku concentrates on material sciences and is available from the company’s website

XtaLAB Synergy single crystal X-ray diffractometer with PILATUS3 R 200K Detector

Rigaku XtaLAB Synergy with PILATUS3 R 200K Detector

The latest edition of The Bridge, the Materials Science newsletter from Rigaku Corporation has been published and is available to view on the company’s global website.

The Bridge, Rigaku’s materials analysis newsletter, is designed to keep the scientific community abreast of the latest developments in X-ray based materials science. Relevant articles and methods utilizing X-ray diffraction (XRD), wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF), energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) and Raman spectrometry are presented.

The new issue’s featured article is "The Synergy Story," which chronicles Rigaku's acquisition of Agilent Corporation’s single crystal business and the new synergies that were subsequently enabled globally. Continuing from this story is the Rigaku Journal article-of-the-month on the Rigaku XtaLAB Synergy single crystal X-ray diffractometer.

New XRD, WDXRF and EDXRF application papers, along with a special report on PDXL software for powder XRD are also included. The newsletter’s new book review and featured video both address the highly publicized problem of the "fake news" epidemic.

Readers can subscribe to the newsletter or view the current issue online at

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 90 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.
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Michael Nelson
Global Marketing Coordinator
Rigaku Corporation

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