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Rigaku SmartLab XRD

Location 2219 HH Dow Hanawalt X-ray MicroAnalysis Laboratory (XMAL)

Ying Qi



A versatile and powerful X-ray diffractometer.  The Smartlab is highly configurable and allows for a variety of measurement types including theta/2-theta scans, pole figure measurements, small-angle diffraction, and more.  Thermally controlled stage for both cryogenic and heated measurements is available.  Specimens can be solids, powders, or thin films.  University radiation safety course and dosimeter paperwork required before training/use.  PDXL software for analysis with various databases is available free of charge.


Target metal: Cu

Voltage: 40 kV

Current: 44 mA

High-accuracy theta-theta goniometer for omega, 2-theta/omega, and 2-theta scans

Axis resolution: 0.0001°

Cross beam optics (CBO): Switch between direct beam for para-focusing (Bragg-Brentano) optics and a monochromatic parallel beam

Application of Bragg-Brentano optics: Phase ID analysis and quantitative analysis of powder samples

Application of parallel beam optics: Profile analysis of powder samples, measurement of preferred orientation, measurement of thin film samples, reciprocal space map (RSM) measurement, and rocking curve measurement

Incident optics system: CBO unit to select incident beam, standard incident optics unit to select Soller slit, 

and standard incident slit box equipped with length-limiting slit

Receiving optics system: Standard receiving slit box#1 for Kb X-ray filter, standard receiving optics unit #1 for installation of various analyzers, standard receiving optics unit #2 for installation of parallel slit such as Soller slits, standard receiving slit box #2 with a slit position alignment mechanisim, standard attenuator for adjustment of X-ray intensity

Receiving analyzer system: Double-slit analyzer, parallel-slit analyzer (PSA), and 2-bounce analyzer

Detectors: Scintillation Counter (SC-70), D/tex ultra 250 high speed silicon strip 1D

Ge (220) 2 bounce incident beam monochromator

Anton Paar DHS 1100 domed hot stage: Sample temperatures 25°C - 1100°C

Anton Paar DCS 350 domed heating/cooling stage: Sample stage can be cooled to -100°C with liquid nitrogen and heated to 350°C

Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) attachment for nano-structural measurement

Software: SmartLab Guidance