Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. (ART) is a new research and development, manufacturing, sales, service and support subsidiary of Rigaku Americas Corporation dedicated to energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) and related elemental analysis technologies.
This new U.S.-based “EDXRF Center of Excellence” is located in an all new 20,000 square foot facility in the northwest quadrant of Austin, Texas. As an affiliated company of the Rigaku XRF product group based in Osaka, Japan, ART will participate in the co-development of novel and cost-effective X-ray based analytical instruments and techniques to better serve the metrology requirements of the company’s expanding global customer base. The objective of this innovative organization structure is to provide — industry, academe and governments — worldwide access to the latest in X-ray analytical technologies while delivering to customers a partnership-level service and support experience.
The company designs and manufacturers benchtop Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) elemental analysis instrumentation for non-destructive analytical chemistry applications, including atomic spectroscopy (spectrometry), quantitative and qualitative elemental analysis. Current instruments include the state-of-the-art polarized (cartesian geometry) Rigaku NEX CG EDXRF spectrometer and the new lost-cost Rigaku NEX QC EDXRF elemental analyzer. In addition, ART offers a 3rd generation X-ray Transmission (X-ray Absorption) process gauge for the determination of sulfur (sulphur) in a wide variety of heavy viscous hydrocarbon matrices, including bunker fuels, crude oil, and residuums.