X-ray Powder Diffraction (XPRD)

Powder X-Ray Diffraction performs crystallographic and structural determinations, of solid materials and is particularly useful for phase (mineralogical) analysis.


X-ray powder diffraction utilizes the constructive interference of X-ray with the crystallographic arrangement to identify the structure and phase composition of powdered rocks and minerals, metals, pharmaceutical as well as a range of industrial samples. Quantitative phase and parameter analysis are attained with Rietveld refinements using varies software packages.


Siemens D5000 Diffractometer

  • CuKa X-ray anode 2.2kW
  • Graphite monochromators
  • Scintillation Counter
  • Bragg–Brentano Goniometer Configuration
  • 40 position sample loader