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Forensics and conservation


Element / phase analysis and molecular structure

X-ray analytical methods have a long history as important tools to investigate and establish facts in criminal or civil courts of law to analyze, identify or compare unknown materials. Small spot X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a non-destructive method to determine concentration and distribution of chemical elements such as Pb and Cu residue from bullet holes in clothing, for example. X-ray diffraction (XRD) can identify chemical phases in complete unknowns. Both techniques allow standardless quantification of element concentrations and phase composition. Rigaku's Raman spectrometer Progeny ResQ 1064 nm provides the industry’s most comprehensive tool for fast and reliable chemical identification, CBRNe detection and narcotics classification in a simple and easy-to-use handheld form.

Rigaku recommends the following systems:


Benchtop tube below sequential WDXRF spectrometer analyzes O through U in solids, liquids and powders

High power, tube above, sequential WDXRF spectrometer with new ZSX Guidance expert system software

WDXRF spectrometer designed to handle very large and/or heavy samples

High-throughput tube-above multi-channel simultaneous WDXRF spectrometer analyzes Be through U

Affordable, high-end, tube-above Industrial WDXRF for the analysis of solid samples


New 6th-generation general purpose benchtop XRD system for phase i.d and phase quantification


60 kV EDXRF system featuring QuantEZ software and optional standardless analysis

Variable collimator small spot 60 kV EDXRF system featuring QuantEZ software.

EDXRF spectrometer with powerful Windows® software and optional FP.

High-performance, Cartesian-geometry EDXRF elemental analyzers for measuringes Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin films


Foreign object X-ray inspection instrument

200 kV microcomputerized directional industrial X-ray system

Foreign object X-ray inspection instrument

Foreign object X-ray inspection instrument

X-ray CT

High-speed, stationary sample microtomography of large samples

Ultra-high resolution nanotomography using parallel beam geometry

High-resolution benchtop microtomography of large samples


A cost-effective solution for departments looking for targeted chemical threat analysis

Offers features and benefits that maximize chemical threat analysis in safety and security applications

Provides presumptive identification of narcotics, precursor chemicals, and cutting agents