Rigaku Corporation



Volume 32
Issue 12
Pages: 70

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, laser induced breakdown (LIBS) spectrometry, automation, computed tomography, nondestructive testing, and thermal analysis.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • X-ray spectrometry

  • Laser induced breakdown (LIBS) 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

  • Miniflex™- high-power benchtop X-ray diffractometer (XRD)

  • NANOHUNTER II benchtop TXRF spectrometer

  • NANOPIX - mini Benchtop small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) instrument

  • Supermini200 - benchtop WDXRF spectrometer

  • SmartLab® - Intelligent X-ray diffraction (XRD) system

  • SmartLab SE Multipurpose X-ray diffraction system with built-in intelligent guidance

  • Ultima IV - Multipurpose X-ray diffraction system

  • 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

  • Nex QC+ Quant EZ - benchtop EDXRF with Windows® software


  • NEX DE VS - Variable spot size EDXRF spectrometer

  • Supermini200 - benchtop WDXRF spectrometer

  • ZSX Primus - 4 kW sequential WDXRF spectrometer

  • ZSX Primus III+ - 3 kW tube-above sequential WDXRF

  • ZSX Primus IV - 4 kW tube-above sequential WDXRF

  • Simultix 15 - High-throughput, simultaneous WDXRF spectrometer

  • AZX 400 - large sample sequential WDXRF spectrometer

  • Progeny - handheld Raman spectrometer

  • Katana™ - handheld laser induced breakdown (LIBS) spectrometer

  • Progeny ResQ - 1064nm handheld Raman for rapid chemical identification

  • KT-100S - handheld laser induced breakdown (LIBS) spectrometer


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; Wroclaw Poland ;Tucson, Arizona; The Woodlands, Texas; and Yamanashi, Japan.

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

+1(281) 362-2300

+1(281) 364-3628


WEB SITEwww.rigaku.com

Worldwide: 1400


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