Rigaku Academic Support Program

Financial support for researchers in the academic sector interested in purchasing Rigaku instrumentation.


Extend your Research Capabilities with Rigaku

C-Therm is the exclusive distributor of Rigaku’s thermal analysis line in North America. Rigaku is a global leader in analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. The purpose of this collaborative Academic Support Program* is to increase the accessibility of Rigaku’s thermal analysis equipment for research institutions. It includes:

25% Discount for sale of one single instrument (e.g. STA)
35% Discount for sale of two instrument configurations (e.g. STA + DSC)
40% Discount for sale of three instrument configurations (e.g. STA + DSC + TMA)
student bursary icon One (1) $750 USD student bursary towards travel and registration costs to present eligible material(s) at a technical conference or symposium**.
training discount icon Free virtual training with a C-Therm Subject Matter Expert.

*External commercially purchased products such as refrigerated cooling unit are not eligible for this proposed academic discount program. They must be imported directly from the manufacturer by C-Therm or stocks by C-Therm. Offer valid in North America only and exclusive for researchers directly affiliated with or employed by recognized and accredited academic institutes, colleges, or universities. C-Therm reserves the right to determine eligibility for the program.  All bursaries, credits and discounts expire one (1) year from the date of purchase. Special Academic Support program cannot be combined or stacked with other offers, discounts, or credits. 

**Presentation must feature Rigaku thermal analysis data to be eligible and submission must be approved by C-Therm.

Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (STA)

TG-DTA is a hyphenated technology generally referred to as simultaneous thermal analysis (STA), an analytical technique that simultaneously measures thermogravimetry (TG) and differential thermal analysis (DTA). Rigaku’s TG-DTA adopts the horizontal differential triple-coil balance that cancels various fluctuations causing TG drift to achieve highly accurate weight change measurements.

Also, the sample-controlled TG (SCTG) method is equipped as a standard. Sample observation TG-DTA can perform measurements while capturing visual images of the sample with a CCD camera. Through these images, we can observe shape changes or color changes in the sample associated with a reaction. These images are helpful in interpreting TG-DTA results.

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Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)

Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) quantifies the energy changes in reactions such as melting, transition, crystallization and glass transition temperature and is mainly used for research and development; and quality control in the fields of polymer, pharmaceutical.

The high-sensitivity type DSCvesta has several available options, such as a refrigerated cooling system, an automatic sample changer, sample observation, depending on the objective of the measurement.

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Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)

TMA is a technique in which a non-oscillatory load is applied such as in compression, tension or bending, measuring the changes in the sample shape when the sample is heated or cooled. The TMA method includes measurement modes such as compression loading method, tensile loading method, penetration method based on the sample shape and the objective of the measurement. TMA is widely used to measure the thermal expansion ratio and softening temperature of a sample.

Rigaku’s TMA adopts the differential expansion principle that cancels the thermal expansion or shrinkage generated from the detection mechanism itself. In addition to constant load, the load control can be set to two types: constant rate loading mode and sine-wave cyclic loading mode. Sample controlled TMA (SCTMA), where the shrinkage rate controls the temperature, can be installed as an option that is effective for the simulation of sintering in ceramics, production of sintered materials with suppressed grain growth.

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High Temperature DSC

Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) quantifies the energy changes in reactions such as melting, transition, crystallization and glass transition temperature, and is mainly used for research and development; and quality control in the fields of polymer, pharmaceutical.

DSC8271 is a high-temperature type DSC with a maximum temperature of 1,500°C. In cases where high-temperature measurement is necessary—such as in ceramics and glass materials; as well as in measurements where multiphase phenomena can be obtained which cannot be measured by a standard DSC—the high-temperature type DSC is more versatile and applied to a wide range of fields.

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Sample Observation Feature

Rigaku’s Sample Observation unit for TG-DTA and DSC provides a visual timeline of thermal events occurring for the sample via a instantaneous graphical display of results during a heating or cooling cycle. This presentation of results is coupled with synchronized recorded video observation of the sample. This powerful combination of results is invaluable for researchers when connecting changes in physical properties of the sample with thermal events such as melting and/or crystallization.

Figure 1: Rigaku’s Sample Observation Feature

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When you fill out the form, a C-Therm representative will get in touch with you to follow-up with additional information. You will also receive instant access to:

Rigaku Thermal Analysis Brochure- a comprehensive product manual outlining Rigaku’s highly rated line of thermal analysis equipment.


    Thermo plus EVO2 Series

    Rigaku’s Thermo plus EVO2 analysis software is highly functional, stable, and user-friendly, with the capability of controlling up to eight Rigaku thermal analysis instruments and is compatible with older models of Rigaku instruments as well. The software is license-free, and can be installed on both the control PC and a user’s PC for increased ease and compatibility. For additional details and information on the system and software, please reach out to a C-Therm representative at support@ctherm.com.

    Institutions Using Rigaku's Thermal Analysis Line

    Chuo University, Japan

    Kyoto University, Japan

    Shizuoka University, Japan

    Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

    Hainan University, China

    Hunan University, China

    Hokkaido University, Japan

    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

    Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

    Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia

    Tanta University, Egypt

    University of Miyazaki, Japan

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    About Rigaku

    Since its inception in 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Today, with hundreds of major innovations to their credit, the Rigaku group of companies are world leaders in the fields of general X-ray diffraction, thin film analysis, X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, small angle X-ray scattering, protein and small molecule X-ray crystallography, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray optics, semiconductor metrology, X-ray sources, computed tomography, nondestructive testing and thermal analysis.

    In thermal analysis, since launching the Thermoflex line in 1957 and developing the world’s first thermogravimetry based on the differential thermobalance principle in 1981, Rigaku has continually developed and marketed thermal analyzers for more than 60 years, producing a long, rich history of innovation in the field. Alongside general purpose thermal analysis, Rigaku is constantly developing cutting edge hyphenated instruments, sample controlled thermal analysis, humidity-controlled thermal analysis and sample observation thermal analysis. They are consistently providing improved solutions to match the needs of customers.