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Past Rigaku Webinars

TOPIQ | Crystalline Sponge Method

The Crystalline Sponge method is an option to obtain structural information for compounds that are otherwise inaccessible to common crystallographic approaches because they are of low availability, liquids or gases at room temperature. Such sponges are porous crystalline metal organic frameworks that can absorb and orient organic molecules in their defined pores. An introduction to the method is given including a structure refinement using Olex².
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Date/Time (CDT) - Session 2
Presenter
Christian Göb

Rigaku School for Practical Crystallography

The School starting June 1st is now over subscribed and we are no longer taking new registrations. Please join the July edition of this school instead.

A lot of younger members of the scientific community will be missing out on some opportunities to learn crystallography at schools and conferences this summer, so you are invited to a series of ten tuition-free 1-hour webinars on practical aspects of X-ray crystallography. The majority of the time will be spent on small molecule crystallography, but we will also air sessions on macromolecular crystallography and powder diffraction. This is a great opportunity for people who are interested in crystallography to gain a basic foundation of single crystal analysis from a practical point of view.

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Various

TOPIQ | Separating multiple diffraction patterns in CrysAlis Pro

The ‘Lattice-It’ feature in CrysAlisᴾʳᵒ is an essential tool for crystallographers to manually separate multiple diffraction patterns in the reciprocal space for better viewing and indexing. We will review two examples where indexing fails without user intervention: one because of pollution from heavy icing and another due to the presence of a second twin component.
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Presenter
Dr. Pierre Le Magueres

TOPIQ | Thin-film XRD application by SmartLab

The new SmartLab multipurpose X-ray diffractometer for various thin-film applications will be presented. The key optical components required for high quality XRD measurements together with the unique in-plane/out of plane goniometer will be discussed. The usage of the non-coplanar condition (superposition of out of plane and in-plane arms) for high quality large range pole figures and in-plane residual stress measurements will be shown. Examples of fast and wide range reciprocal space maps and high quality rocking curves obtained by combining SmartLab with the HyPix3000 area detector are included in this webinar.
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Date/Time (CDT) - Session 2
Presenter
Shyjumon Ibrahimkutty

TOPIQ | Separating multiple diffraction patterns in CrysAlis Pro

The ‘Lattice-It’ feature in CrysAlisᴾʳᵒ is an essential tool for crystallographers to manually separate multiple diffraction patterns in the reciprocal space for better viewing and indexing. We will review two examples where indexing fails without user intervention: one because of pollution from heavy icing and another due to the presence of a second twin component.
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Presenter
Dr. Pierre Le Magueres

TOPIQ | Importing and processing a PX synchrotron data set with CrysAlis Pro

CrysAlis Pro is not only for home lab data sets. Join us for this webinar as we cover importing a PX synchrotron data set into CrysAlis Pro followed by data processing.
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Presenter
Mark Del Campo

TOPIQ | CrysAlis Pro simulator for crystallography teaching

One of the lesser known features of CrysAlis Pro is the possibility to simulate many Rigaku diffractometers and almost any crystal - even imperfect ones. This allows for new approaches for the testing of X-ray diffractometers and the teaching of crystallography techniques without using the physical instrument.
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Date/Time (CDT) - Session 2
Presenter
Christian Schürmann

TOPIQ | Micro XRD with a single crystal diffractometer

With your Rigaku single crystal diffractometer, you also have a powerful powder diffractometer ready at hand. Furthermore, this diffractometer needs only micrograms of sample to collect powder data, suitable for qualitative and quantitative analysis, as well as Rietveld refinement. This Webinar focuses on the sample preparation and the data collection of powders, using the Powder Diffraction Tool in CrysAlisᴾʳᵒ.
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Presenter
Dr. Christian Schürmann

TOPIQ | New Applications for Material Analysis with the Rigaku Progeny 1064 nm Raman Analyzer

Handheld Raman technology was mainstreamed nearly a decade ago in the pharmaceutical industry. So, what’s new to share you may wonder?  In this webinar, we will take some time to talk about the evolution of portable technologies and their use in the pharmaceutical industry over the past few decades, from early use in the security industry to the most recent competitive developments.  
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Jill Carreiro

TOPIQ | Sample screening, strategy calculation and data collection in CrysAlis Pro

We will review best practices to mount/center a crystal, screen it and index it, calculate a data collection strategy and run data collection. The crystal will be a small molecule organic crystal and the system we will use is the microfocus sealed tube XtaLAB Synergy-S using Cu radiation and configured with the Rigaku hybrid photon counting detector, HyPix-6000HE
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Presenter
Pierre Le Magueres

TOPIQ | Sample screening, strategy calculation and data collection in CrysAlis Pro

We will review best practices to mount/center a crystal, screen it and index it, calculate a data collection strategy and run data collection. The crystal will be a small molecule organic crystal and the system we will use is the microfocus sealed tube XtaLAB Synergy-S using Cu radiation and configured with the Rigaku hybrid photon counting detector, HyPix-6000HE
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Presenter
Pierre Le Magueres

X-ray Computed Tomography for Materials & Life Science 5: Plant Science Applications

A number of X-ray CT application examples for plants and seeds will be discussed. Examples to include the non-destructive characterization of plant traits for ripening fruit, seeds and root systems. Additionally, analysis of cell wall thicknesses and void distribution among different seed varieties will be presented.
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Angela Criswell

TOPIQ | Operando Measurement of Lithium-ion Battery with SmartLab System

This webinar will examine the latest application of battery samples and also look at the various kinds of battery cell attachments that can be used on Rigaku's SmartLab. Finally, the functionality of SmartLab Studio II software for operando measurement will be shown in this webinar.
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Date/Time (CDT) - Session 2
Presenter
Takayuki Konya

TOPIQ | Processing of a twinned data set in CrysAlis Pro and structure solution in Olex²

Join this webinar to follow us as we walk through the indexing and processing of an easy twinned data set in CrysAlisᴾʳᵒ, followed by structure solution and refinements in Olex².
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Presenter
Pierre Le Magueres

TOPIQ | Data Integrity within Material Analysis with the Rigaku Progeny 1064 nm Raman Analyzer

The labyrinth of regulatory agencies and the dictates they lay out for the pharmaceutical industry can be exceptionally challenging to navigate. From the U.S. FDA and the multiple global Pharmacopoeia around the world, to ALCOA principles and 21CFRPart 11 compliance, it’s a never-ending and ever-changing scope. Join us in this webinar for a quick map of the 2020 global regulatory terrain! We will take a look at the general impact of the varied and ever-changing regulatory landscape and how Progeny 1064nm handheld Raman can fit in.
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Jill Carreiro

TOPIQ | What To Do When the Lights Go Out - Rethinking the Homelab for Structural Biology Research

The current COVID-19 crisis has forced a number of centralized facilities to go dark stopping a number of projects. What will you do to keep your and your colleagues' structures moving through pipeline? In this webinar we will take a look at how you can maintain your throughput during future shutdowns with the latest in home laboratory equipment. You will learn about the recent advances in hybrid photon counting detectors, fast goniometers, sources, automation, control and processing software, and fully integrated, turnkey systems. Macromolecular crystallography systems are not just for MX and you see how you can leverage your investment by sharing resources with the small molecule crystallographers in your organization.
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Presenter
Dr. Joseph Ferrara

TOPIQ | Micro XRD with a single crystal diffractometer

With your Rigaku single crystal diffractometer, you also have a powerful powder diffractometer ready at hand. Furthermore, this diffractometer needs only micrograms of sample to collect powder data, suitable for qualitative and quantitative analysis, as well as Rietveld refinement. This Webinar focuses on the sample preparation and the data collection of powders, using the Powder Diffraction Tool in CrysAlisᴾʳᵒ.
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Presenter
Dr. Christian Schürmann

TOPIQ | Use of handheld LIBS for QA/QC of metal alloys for critical applications

Join us to learn how the Rigaku KT-100S Handheld LIBS Analyzer offers the proven robustness, accuracy and reporting need for metal alloy verification applications.
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David Mercuro, VP Marketing
Jessica Feuer, Product Manager

TOPIQ | Supermini200 – compact, versatile and most powerful elemental analysis in petrochemicals

In this webinar we will show how the use of a compact, high performance benchtop WDXRF analyzer can simplify the elemental analysis for a wide range of petrochemical products. Ultimately, the Supermini200 can minimize instrument-operating costs. We will cover the analysis of ultra low S in fuel oils (ASTM D2622, EN ISO 20884) and the analysis of additives in lube oils (ASTM D6443, EN ISO 51399). Further we will present the advantages of using a powerful universal calibration. 
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Carmen Kaiser-Brügmann

TOPIQ | Processing of a twinned data set in CrysAlisᴾʳᵒ and structure solution in Olex²

Join this webinar to follow us as we walk through the indexing and processing of an easy twinned data set in CrysAlis Pro, followed by structure solution and refinements in Olex².
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Presenter
Pierre Le Magueres

TOPIQ | How to work from home

This webinar is intended to provide a general overview of the benefits and challenges of working from home. The challenges presented to companies and employees brought on by quarantines and social distancing have resulted in a lot of people suddenly cast in to working remotely. This webinar will discuss some of the things to watch out for and how to plan to make your transition successful.
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Presenter
Scott Bendle

TOPIQ: CrysAlis Pro 40: 64-bit, Synergy, HyPix-Arc 150°, AutoChem4.0, Ewald 3D

The new version of CrysAlisᴾʳᵒ (CAP40) was released to the general public in May 2019. For the first time it is available in a 32/64-bit version. CAP40 also features the new version AutoChem4.0. All instrument users can perform standard crystal reference experiments with it to bench mark their systems easily.
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Presenter
Dr. Mathias Meyer

TOPIQ | Rigaku Progeny 1064 nm Raman as a Versatile Solution for Raw Material ID and Verification

Join us to learn how Progeny 1064 nm Handheld Raman offers the proven robustness required of high-throughput raw materials testing while being uniquely versatile enough to provide you the scientific answers you need in more experimental applications. Hear about how Progeny fits into your Data Integrity and Compliance solution puzzle, and learn more about interesting applications like Polymorph speciation and cell culture media analysis.
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Presenter
Jill Carreiro

What to do when the lights go out - rethinking the homelab for structural biology research.

The current COVID-19 crisis has forced a number of centralized facilities to go dark stopping a number of projects, even those related to COVID-19 research. What will you do to keep your and your colleagues' structures moving through pipeline? In this webinar we will take a look at how you can maintain your throughput during future shutdowns with the latest in home laboratory equipment.
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Presenter
Joseph Ferrara

X-ray Computed Tomography for Materials Science 4: Foams and Composites Applications

A number of X-ray CT application examples of foams and composite materials will be discussed. Examples to include the analysis of foam porosity, cell size, and cell wall thicknesses as well as void distribution and fiber orientation in composite materials.
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Presenter
Aya Takase

X-ray Computed Tomography for Materials Science 3: Food and Pharmaceutical Applications

A number of X-ray CT application examples in the food and pharmaceutical industries will be discussed. Examples to include the analyses of cracks and aggregation inside tablets, tablet and drug particle coating thicknesses, air pocket size distributions in food and sugar coating thicknesses of candies.
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Presenter
Aya Takase

X-ray Computed Tomography for Materials Science 2: Data Analysis

An overview of X-ray CT data analysis techniques starting with basic image processing and leading to traditional segmentation, machine learning based segmentation and quantitative analysis. A number of commonly used data analysis and visualization programs will be discussed and demonstrated to help beginners to get an idea of where to start and select the right analysis tool for their needs
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Presenter
Aya Takase

X-ray Computed Tomography for Materials Science 1: Introduction

An introduction to the X-ray computed tomography (CT) technique. Designed to show how X-ray CT works and how it can be applied to scientific research. It will include an introduction to the technique, instrumentation and application examples.
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Presenter
Aya Takase