Rigaku “HyPix” 2D XRD Detector Workshop

Invitation and Final Call for Talks

24th January 2019

You are cordially invited to participate in a joint Rigaku-Scimed user workshop for the Rigaku HyPix 2D detector. The upcoming event at the ISIS beam line, Oxford, UK. It is intended to provide an opportunity for you to meet fellow users and discuss recent research with experts, as well as to learn about novel developments and applications in a pleasant, informal environment. To give you the best chance to participate in this two-day workshop, Rigaku and Scimed are happy to sponsor the full workshop and make it as free of charge for all participants excluding hotel and travel expenses.

In addition, there will be a Q&A session and ‘hands-on’ training with a focus on advanced data analysis.

If you would like to present your recent results and applications (poster or oral presentation), do not hesitate to contact to Keith.Tame@scimed.co.uk . Moreover, please direct any questions you may have to Keith as well.

Registration to be closed on Thursday the 31st January

If you have not already registered and would like to attend  please e-mail keith.tame@scimed.co.uk

Workshop venue

ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Science and Technology Facilities Council Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Harwell Oxford,
OX11 0QX,


5th, 13:00 – 17:00
13:00   Opening remark/welcomes
13:10   Introduction to Scimed
13:30   Invited Speech Dr Christy Kinane  (STFC) Lab x-rays and the ISIS Large Scale Structures Group Science  Program”
14:00   Presentation “The New Smartlab XE”- new features and attachments
14:30   Break (soft drinks, water and juice available)
14:50   Invited speech  Professor  Thomas Thomson  (Manchester) “X-Ray diffraction and reflectivity of ordered and multilayer magnetic thin films”
15:30   Invited speech,  Dr Keisuke Saito (Rigaku) “Smartlab Studio II – the new Rigaku Software
16:00   Invited Speech, Dr Shyju Ibrahimkutty (RESE)  HyPix-3000 – High-resolution/high-speed 2D Single photon counting X-ray detector”.16:45  Q/A session

17:30 Close

6th, 9:00 – 12:00
09:00   Invited speech, Dr Craig Bull (STFC) Variable Temperature and Pressure Studies of Some Metal Oxides – The Role of X-ray Diffraction”09:40   Invited speech, Dr Keisuke Saito (Rigaku), “XRD solution on Li-ion battery related materials – from operando to pair distribution function (PDF) analysis
10:20 Break (soft drinks, water and juice available)
10:40   Mark Benson (Rigaku Europe) The New Rigaku European sales and service structure
11:00   Invited speech, Gilles Möhl Using GISAXS to study weakly correlated as well as highly ordered systems”
11:30  Open discussion hosted by Dr Saito (Rigaku) to discuss what people see as the future for in house XRD and what technology & software they would like to see being developed.
12:00   Closing remarks


6th, 12:00 – 16:00 “Hands-on practical session”
12:15   Lunch for those wishing to stay for the Hands-on session can be had at the ISIS Canteen

13:00   Hands-on practical session using the two Rigaku 9kW systems at ISIS- this will be run by Dr Keisuke Saito and Dr Shyju Ibrahimkutty

16:00   Closing