Anton Paar SAXSess

Capabilities: Small-angle measurements

Source: Cu

Location: Gilbert 020

Description: The Anton Paar SAXSess is a specialized X-Ray scattering instrument tailored to measuring scattering data at low angles. This allows for characterization of nanostructured materials and characterization of small species in solution. The instrument is set up in transmission geometry.

Rigaku Miniflex

Capabilities: Powder diffraction

Source: Cu

Location: Gilbert 010

Description: The Miniflex is a compact powder diffractometer that can measure up to 6 samples sequentially using the installed sample carousel. The Miniflex is simple to use and is the go-to instrument for quick phase identifications of crystalline powders that can be measured in a standard θ/2θ reflection geometry.

Rigaku Smartlab

Capabilities: Powder diffraction, transmission geometry, pair distribution function analysis, in-situ heating

Sources: Cu, Mo

Location: Gilbert 020

Description: The Smartlab is a highly configurable diffractometer that is typically equipped with a Mo source and a 1D line detector for pair distribution function analysis. These measurements can be done either in capillaries for transmission or on a flat plate for reflection. A Cu source and monochromator are also available for users requiring transmission geometries or higher quality data for standard diffraction experiments and a furnace attachment is available for in-situ heating measurements upon request.

Rigaku Ultima

Capabilities: Thin-film measurements, powder diffraction, in-plane diffraction

Source: Cu

Location: Gilbert 020

Description: The Ultima is a multipurpose diffractometer that is typically set up for thin-film measurements but can also be configured for powders with a 12 sample carousel. Typical applications of this instrument are phase identification, grazing incidence measurements for thin samples on substrates, X-Ray reflectivity measurements, and stress analysis. The Ultima is equipped with an in-plane arm and a flat plate stage to maximize flexibility in measurement types.

 

Rigaku Synergy

Capabilities: Single crystal diffraction, low temperature diffraction

Sources: Cu, Mo

Location: Agricultural and Life Science Building 

Description: The Rigaku Synergy is a single crystal diffractometer for full structural determination of crystalline samples. It is equipped with dual X-Ray sources for experimental versatility and a cryostream for sample cooling. This unit is also equipped with a HyPix 2D detector allowing significantly faster data collection times.