Rigaku Rapid II Microbeam is one of the most versatile micro-diffraction XRD system in materials analysis, using advanced imaging plate technology for measuring diffraction patterns and diffuse scattering from a wide range of materials. The RAPID™ II Curved Detector X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) System's curved IP detector has numerous advantages over other types of X-ray detectors, the most obvious being an extremely large active area, exceptionally low noise, and wide dynamic range. The large curved active area is advantageous because a massive solid angle of data is collected in a single exposure. While the wide dynamic range eliminates worrying about detector saturation, the curved-plate geometry of the RAPID II reduces oblique-incidence X-ray absorption effects seen with flat detectors of any kind.
X-ray diffraction (XRD) uses the interaction of X-rays with crystalline materials to identify mineralogical composition and obtain detailed information about the crystallographic and physical properties of materials. The most common application is identifying compounds, including minerals, in a powdered specimen. Quantitative analysis is possible through fitting the measured pattern with patterns calculated from known crystal structures. Further information, including cell parameters, which typically correlate with chemical composition, and anisotropic crystallite dimensions may also be obtained.
Data Source Contributions
- LN Anderson (Domain Biocuration): Data curation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing
- M Bowden (Expert Review): Resources, Validation
Instrument Data Source Profile
Instrument Name: Rigaku Rapid II Microbeam
Model: RAPID II X-Ray Microdiffraction System with MicroMax-007 HF
Platform Type: X-Ray Diffractometer
Data Type: Structural composition profiles
This work was supported in part by the Earth and Biological Sciences Directorate (EBSD) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a multiprogram national laboratory managed by the Battelle Memorial Institute, operating under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contract DE-AC05-76RL01830. User capabilities described here reflect collaborations with the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a DOE Office of Science (SC-3) user facility operating under the Contract No. DE-AC05-76RL01830.
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