Rigaku Corporation has announced the successful completion of the 3rd European SmartLab Workshop in Karlsruhe, Germany.
The workshop was held on the 14th and 15th of July on the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) North Campus, and focused on application and operation of the Rigaku SmartLab Intelligent X-ray diffraction system.
Dedicated to actual and potential users of the instrument, the event was designed to further strengthen and unite the community of SmartLab® users and X-ray diffractionists in Europe. Research findings and methods were presented and discussed by invited speakers elected among SmartLab users.
Over 20 participants from the UK, Italy, Switzerland, Romania, Czech Republic and Germany contributed to the event. X-ray diffraction solutions related to a variety of applications, including silicon microelectronics research and thin films, were discussed.
Upon its conclusion, the workshop, having brought together international materials scientists from both industry and academia, was praised for being “a great environment for networking and thinking outside the box.”
Dr. Peter Zaumseil, IHP Frankfurt hailed the event by saying, “The tradition of this workshop has to be continued! The scientific level of the presentations is amazing.”
Rigaku has recently introduced the SmartLab 3 system, the latest member of the SmartLab product family, which is the Rigaku platform for all XRD applications from powder diffraction to thin film applications and was the recipient of the coveted R&D 100 Award in 2006.
The SmartLab 3 system offers continued refinement of the ease-of-use features of the entire SmartLab product family: automatic alignment, component recognition, cross beam optics and a five axis goniometer.