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X-Ray Diffraction and its Applications

This eLearning module is on 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.

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