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X-Ray Diffraction and its Applications
  • X-Ray Diffraction and its Applications

    This eLearning module covers the basic principles and applications of X-Ray Diffraction - a technique used in the study of crystal structures, and atomic spacing. characterization​


    • Material types: Crystalline and amorphous​

    • Constructive and destructive interference and diffraction pattern from a crystalline material​

    • Basics of X-ray diffraction and Bragg’s law​

    • Diffractogram: Diffraction angle vs diffracted X-ray intensity​

    • Applications of X-ray diffraction: Quantitative and qualitative analysis​

    • Diffractometer and its components​

    • X-ray source, optics, and typical detectors​

    • Calibration of instrument and sample preparation​

    • Methods used for XRD measurements​

    • Operating the diffractometer​

    • Precautions while handling the diffractometer​

    • Why it matters

      An X-Ray diffractometer is used for Phase identification, Phase detection and Phase quantification, texture and orientation analysis, order-disorder transformation, and Lattice parameter determination of crystal structures. Understanding the science behind X_Ray diffraction can enable analysts to perform QC experiments correctly and get to the root cause of any errors.​

    • Who is it for​ ​

      Personnel in production, analytical quality, including quality control and quality assurance who use this technique  should complete this module.​