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If this is the case:

Remove the Beam Stop.

Remove the Collimator by loosening the knurled screw and very carefully pull the collimator away from the X-ray tube and up so as NOT to bump the telescope or a mounted sample (you may prefer to remove the sample first –next step– which is typically done at an Omega angle of 0 degrees – see below).

You may find a sample mounted from a previous run.  If so, loosen the stage mount set screw (See Figure 3 or 4), remove the sample, and place it on the X-ray console with a piece of paper noting the date you removed it; you are free to chide the previous user for this lack of etiquette.  

Turn ON the Light for specimen illumination.

Observe the Goniometer Omega position.  The goniometer is generally set at a low angle (near 0 degrees) after a measurement (the angle is read on the large graduated dial on the base)  At 0 degrees Omega, the sample mount faces away from you and the open doors.

If no sample is present and you have completed the removal of the beam stop and the collimator, you can install your sample (it is assumed here you already know what you want to do; no discussion of the various holders and geometries is covered here).

Check to see if the  Rapid Rint program is open.  If so, maximized the Rapid Rint  portion.  If not, Open the Rapid Rint Program, selecting Yes to the question about “return to the measurement conditions last time.”  

Data Folder Setting:  You should set the data folder setting to your own folder within the folder C:\Data or as you have been instructed.  If you have questions ask George or Jamie.  If Rapid Rint was already open, select the Project (P) dropdown from the upper toolbar and check that your folder is selected for storing IMAGES; once selected, remember to press the insert button, otherwise no action occurs and your images may wind up in someone else’s folder.


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