The X-ray Lab
The College of Wooster
Rigaku MiniFlex II
- Mineral composition
- Mineral structure (atomic)
Identify mineral phases in solid samples, including whole-rock powders and slabs; characterize structure of crystalline materials; use atomic structure to identify nature of solid solution in minerals.
Conditions for Use:
- Visitors are invited to work in the lab to work with lab personnel
- Visitors are invited to work in the lab to design and do the work yourself
- Training Session (short course) is offered
Outside users are charged $15/hour for x-ray time, but fees may change at any time; contact lab manager for current rates.
Priority is given on a first-come-first-served basis; an online calendar is maintained on the website; contact lab manager to schedule times.
It is not possible to operate this instrument from a remote location.
Samples should be powdered and may be powdered on-site in The College of Wooster sample prep lab; polished rock slabs may also be analyzed.
Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:
Standardized to silica.
Data are processed with PDXL software, which includes applications for search-match, quantitative analysis, percent crystallinity, crystallite size and strain, and cell refinement.
- Class demonstrations are available for undergraduates
- Class demonstrations are available for K-12
- Undergraduate student research projects are invited
- Tutorials and other educational materials related to the lab are available
Support provided by:
Please acknowledge NSF grant EAR-0958928 to Dr. Meagen Pollock.