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The X-ray diffraction in samples of crystalline powder is a non-destructive technique which allow both the identification of the different existing crystalline phases in a sample and the structural and microstructural characterisation of solids. As the length of X-ray waves are of the same order that the interatomic distance of crystals, these will behave as networks of diffraction, diffracting X-rays in particular directions and with characteristic forces depending on their crystalline structure. The microstructure of the material marks out the area in which the crystalling structure remains unaltered: the crystalline imperfections and the size of the grain affect the form of the difraction profile of the material, what makes possible its study through this technique.

Application of X-ray diffraction

  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of crystalline phases
  • Structural determination. Resolution and refinement of crystalline structures
  • Characterisation of phase transitions
  • Monitoring of the reactions in solid state
  • Estimation of the size of the particle

Equipment available

Seifert XRD 3003 TT Powder Diffractometer with automatic sample holder

Seifert XRD 3003 TT Powder Diffractometer with automatic sample holder

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