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Rigaku Corporation

Spectroscopy
Volume 28, Issue 12, pp. 73

Company Description



Since its inception in 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Today, with hundreds of major innovations to their credit, the Rigaku Group of Companies are world leaders in the fields of protein and small molecule X-ray crystallography, general X-ray diffraction (XRD and PXRD), X-ray spectrometry (EDXRF and WDXRF), X-ray optics, semiconductor metrology, Raman spectroscopy, automation, computed tomography, nondestructive testing, and thermal analysis.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • X-ray spectrometry
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF)
  • Wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF)
  • Related: X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • Related: X-ray reflectometry (XRR)

Markets Served

Cement, petroleum, mining, refining, pulp and paper, wood treating, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, forensics, homeland security, defense, aerospace, energy, metals and alloys, life sciences, polymers and plastics, inks and dyes, cosmetics, nanomaterials, photovoltaics, semiconductors, chemistry, geology and minerals, physics, teaching, and academy.

Major Products/Services

  • NEX CG — Cartesian geometry EDXRF spectrometer
  • NEX QC — low cost benchtop EDXRF elemental analyzer
  • NEX QC+ — benchtop EDXRF elemental analyzer
  • NEX OL — on-line process EDXRF analyzer
  • Supermini200 — benchtop WDXRF spectrometer
  • ZSX Primus — 4 kW sequential WDXRF spectrometer
  • ZSX Primus II — 4 kW tube-above sequential WDXRF
  • ZSX Primus III+ — 3 kW tube-above sequential WDXRF
  • Simultix 14 — 3 kW (or optional 4 kW) simultaneous WDXRF spectrometer
  • ZSX 400 — large sample sequential WDXRF spectrometer
  • NANOHUNTER — benchtop total reflection XRF (TXRF)
  • Miniflex 300 — benchtop X-ray diffractometer (XRD)
  • Miniflex 600 — high-power benchtop X-ray diffractometer (XRD)
  • Xantus — family of portable Raman spectrometers
  • FirstGuard — family of handheld Raman spectrometers

Facility

Based in Tokyo, Japan, Rigaku is a global organization with offices, laboratories, and production facilities around the world. Major production facilities are located in Auburn Hills, Michigan; Austin, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; Carlsbad, California; Osaka, Japan; Prague, Czech Republic; Tokyo, Japan; Tucson, Arizona; The Woodlands, Texas; and Yamanashi, Japan.



Rigaku Corporation
4-14-4, Sendagaya
Tokyo 151-0051, Japan

TELEPHONE
+1(281) 362-2300

FAX
+1(281) 364-3628

E-mail

WEB SITE
http://www.rigaku.com/

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
US: 400
Outside US: 700

YEAR FOUNDED
1951

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