Fast 3-dimensional reciprocal space imaging with laboratory X-ray diffraction: RSLab

A software that adds fast 3D reciprocal space imaging capabilities to laboratory X-ray diffractometers with 2D detectors.
Technology No. 2021-290
IP Status: Copyrighted


  • Software for X-ray diffractometers


Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed an innovative X-ray diffraction software that adds new analytical capabilities to commercial laboratory X-ray diffractometers equipped with 2-dimensional detectors. The software significantly enhances capabilities of compatible laboratory X-ray instruments, enabling research usually requiring access to synchrotron facilities. This software introduces the following new functions:

  • Construct detailed 3-dimensional reciprocal space maps from multiple detector images,
  • Perform wide reciprocal space mapping magnitudes faster than using traditional measurements
  • Computationally emulates traditional measurements after experiments.
The software is designed to work for a variety of instruments from different vendors, such as Bruker and Rigaku (instrument configurations and data may be needed to add support to users’ instruments).

Key Features of RSLabTM

  • Drastically improves capabilities and efficiencies of laboratory X-ray diffractometers via software without requiring any changes to the hardware
  • Simplify experiment procedures
  • 1D, 2D and 3D data analysis seamlessly integrated into a graphical user interface (GUI) program that run on laptop and desktop PC
  • Automatic and semi-automatic data analyses
  • Explore data and emulate scans after experiments

Software Specifications and System Requirements

    Language: .p code (MATLAB code) or .exe windows executable. Matlab or Matlab runtime (MCR) is required to run RSLab.
    Hardware: Software configuration needs to be compatible with Hardware. Please reach out to for technical questions on this.

      Phase of Development

      TRL: 7-8 Software will be available for download. Please inquire with Dr. Guichuan Yu ( for instrument compatibility and customization before download.

      How to Download?

      This technology is now available for licensing. Interested non-profit organizations may download and use the software free of charge by executing the license agreement provided on the right panel. Please contact us for commercial needs.


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RSLab Software - Academic/Non-profit Use License

Term: 1 year

Price per license:
$0.00 excl. TAX

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