University of South Australia Microdiffraction Seminar

Following the installation of the world’s first Rigaku Rapid II Cu/Co dual wavelength rotating anode generator microdiffractometer, the Mawson Institute and AXT would like to invite you to attend a seminar outlining the capabilities and applications of the system. Come and join us for afternoon tea to learn how this system might benefit your work and research.

Seminar Details

Presenter: Keigo Nagao, Rigaku Applications Scientist
Date: Thursday 27th November
Time: 1:00 – 4:30pm refreshments provided
Venue: Mawson Institute, Bldg H1-35,  University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus
RSVP: Cameron Chai by 25th November
Phone: (02) 9450 1359

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Rigaku Rapid II Diffractometer

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1-2pm – Presentation
2-2.15pm – Questions
2.15-2.45pm Afternoon Tea
2.45-4.30pm Case studies and demonstrations


  • What is microdiffraction and how does it differ from conventional XRD?
  • Microanalysis via x-ray diffraction
  • Rapid II system overview
  • What is a rotating anode generator and why is it used?
  • Benefits of dual wavelength capability for radiation on x-ray diffraction
  • 2D detectors and their advantages
  • Additional possibilities and expanding the capabilities of the Rapid II
  • Applications

Case Studies/Demonstrations

  1. 2D pattern of polymeric fibres
  2. Phase identification of a car coated film
  3. Mapping measurement of a electric board using auto X-Y stage
  4. Synthesis of a metal oxide(Ti3O5) with a room temperature photo reversible phase transition (published to Nature Chemistry)
  5. Identification of Vivianite formed on the root of paddy rice grown in pots (using Co target)
  6. Residual stress measurement of Fe sample using sin2psi method
  7. Small angle measurement