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Rigaku D/Max-B Diffractometer

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X-Rays are produced by a 1.8 kW, sealed tube Cobalt target. The diffracted beam then converges (is “focused”) into a diffracted beam monochromator which removes all radiation except the Co Kalpha wavelength (about 1.7903 Å) which then enters a scintillation counter. The sample and detector are rotated with respect to the incident beam at angles q and 2q, respectively. A typical XRD scan consists of a plot of detector angle (2q) vs. diffracted intensity. These diffractograms can be printed out or saved to disk in application-friendly ASCII format.