Rigaku Corporation is an international manufacturer and distributor of scientific, analytical and industrial instrumentation specializing in X-ray related technologies, including X-ray crystallography, X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray reflectivity, X-ray fluorescence (XRF), automation, cryogenics and X-ray optics.
Rigaku is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with additional production, research and laboratory facilities located in both Japan and the United States. Subsidiaries in North America include Rigaku Americas Corporation (The Woodlands, Texas, USA), Applied Rigaku Technologies (Austin, Texas, USA) and Rigaku Innovative Technologies (Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA). European branches are located in Sevenoaks, Kent (U.K.), Berlin, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic.
1951 Rigaku was founded by Dr. Yoshihiro Shimura.
1954 Rigaku introduced the first automatic-recording X-ray diffractometer.
1976 Rigaku developed the first parallel-beam type X-ray diffractometer for stress analysis, as well as the first X-ray fluorescence spectrometers capable of carbon analysis (1976) and boron analysis (1981).
- Taguchi, Takeyoshi. "In-Laboratory X-ray Source from 1keV to 40keV ", Analytical Sciences 2001, Vol. 17, . Retrieved on 2005-10-27.
- Rigaku home page (English)
- Rigaku home page (Japanese)
- Rigaku Journal: An International Journal of X-ray Characterization
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