AXT are proud to announce an extension of their involvement with Rigaku to include Rigaku’s range of high-end thermal analysis equipment.
Rigaku have been manufacturing thermal analysis instruments since 1957 and have over 1,000 of their latest Evo instruments installed. Sales have been focussed on the demanding Japanese R&D market and this new agreement with AXT marks Rigaku’s first foray into selling their thermal analysis range in Australia.
Rigaku’s flagship thermal analysis instruments are the ThermoMass Photo and Thermo iMS2, which allow simultaneous DTA/TGA measurement, as well as Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA) via mass spectrometry (MS). These products stand alone in the market place as the only instruments to have the mass spectrometer built into the same instrument.
Using a patented skimmer interface and photoionisation mass spectrometers with a very short path from the furnace to the spectrometer, their ability to accurately analyse gases generated as a result of heating are unsurpassed.
The Rigaku range of instruments includes Differential Scanning Calorimeters (DSC), Dilatometers, Simultaneous Differential Thermal Analysers/Thermogravimetric Analysers (DTA/TGA) with and without in-built Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA), Thermomechanical Analysers (TMA). They also have a DSC designed to work in situ in a Rigaku x-ray diffractometer so that the nature of phase changes can be observed and thermodynamic information acquired simultaneously.
Another great feature of the thermal analysis instrument range is they use a common software platform. This allows you to grow your thermal analysis lab capability with new instruments that use software that you already familiar with.
Rigaku’s software also has many useful in-built functions including, no loss of data if the PC shuts down, email notifications for the end of a measurement or in the case of an error, analysis of imported ASCII data, direct export to Word and Excel and ECO power saving mode when measurements have finished.
These instruments have wide-ranging application in the areas of materials science in catering for metals, ceramics, polymers and composites where they are used to characterise thermal properties such as phase transformations, decomposition, combustion etc.
AXT have been working with Rigaku for many years and are actively promoting other product ranges such as X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), radiographic Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), x-ray generators and X-Ray Microscopes (XRM) to the materials science, life science, mining and minerals and NDT markets for which they have a host of complimentary products from other internationally-renowned suppliers. For more information, please visit www.axt.com.au or email [email protected].