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Applicable EquipmentBruker XRD & Rigaku XRD
SynonymsXRD
Process AreaCharacterization 
XRD Comparison Rigaku Ultima IV vs. Bruker D8 Discover

Bruker XRD (link)Rigaku XRD (link)

X-ray sourceCu

Scheduling

Always on standard stage, user transfer to heating stage after trained

"Powder – thin film stage " rotation every 2 weeks by staff
Stage
  1. Standard powder stage
  2. Heating stage
  1. Standard powder/bulk stage
  2. Ten sample powder stage
  3. Thin Film stage (Multi-purpose)
Powder YesYes
Require Sample Surface Flatnessrelative flat

uneven surface need to use setting

1) PB + standard stage or 2) PB+ TF stage(max H<8mm)

Thin Film sampleNoThin Film Stage
Beam GeometryFocusing beam (FB)Parallel Beam (PB) & FB

Scan axis

2theta/theta, Phi-, Chai2theta/theta, Phi-, Chai-, 2qtheta/Chai/Phi-
DetectorLynxEYE (high sensitivity)Scintillation Counter (flat background)
FilterK-betaMonochromator or K-beta
Pole FigureYes* (discuss with trainer)Yes* (discuss with trainer)