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XRD: Rigaku SmartLab XRD

Dell Bucher 160

Rigaku SmartLab X-ray Diffractometer (SEA#107) is a multi-purpose X-ray diffractometer with a Cu X-ray Tube, a Theta-Theta Goniometer, a Cross-Beam Optics allowing selection of Parallel-Beam Optics or focusing-beam optics, a Scintillation counter, and several data analysis software for different applications. The instrument is best for thin film analysis, and is capable of conducting a variety of characterization, including:  1) Reflectivity analysis for thin film thickness (1-150 nm), density, and roughness (0-2 nm). Examples of good films include sputtered films, e-beam deposited films, PLA deposited films, CVD deposited films, MBE films etc.  2) Thin film or surface phase analysis using Grazing-incident X-ray diffraction (GIXRD). 3) Nano-scale thin film structural analysis using In-Plane X-ray diffraction. Films as thin as 2 nm can be measured. 4) Texture and preferred (crystal) orientation analysis through Pole Figure and/or Phi-scan. Samples can be thin films, single crystals, or polycrystalline materials. 5) Transmission Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) for nano-particle/pore size distribution analysis, as well as large d-spacing or periodicity measurement (2- 80 nm). Samples can be powder, suspension, film, or bulk. 6) Residual stress analysis for thin films, metals, ceramics etc. 7) High-resolution Rocking Curves and Reciprocal Space Mapping for crystals, wafers, and epitaxial thin films. Good for crystal quality evaluation, epi-layer strain and composition analysis. 8) Powder phase analysis.    Available Software for data analysis includes:  1) GlobalFit: Reflectivity curve fitting; Rocking curve fitting.  2) NanoSolver: Nano-particle/pore size distribution analysis.   3) PDXL: Phase identification; Crystallite size and strain analysis; Lattice constant refinement; Residual stress analysis.   4) 3D Explorer: Pole figure visualization in 3D or 2D; Reciprocal space map visualization in 2D or 3D and in either real space or reciprocal space.   Basic Operation Training requires two three-hour sessions.  Some XRD methods may require more training than others due to the complexity of instrument configuration. 

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Contact Dr. Jianhua Li at   Jianhua.Li@rice.edu if you have questions or become ready for operational training. Since this is a multi-purpose XRD system, the length of training is related to the techniques you are interested in. Please discuss with Dr. Li at the time you schedule your training. 
Rice U Fee: 
$12.00 per hour (Note rate change as of 5/1/14)
Non-Commercial / Academic Fee: 
$ 19.00/ per hour
Corporate / Commercial Fee: 
$ 60.00 per hour