XRD modular system

Submitted by moderator_US on Tue, 05/10/2022 - 12:46
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Iva Žutić
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Malvern Panaytical Empyrean Series 3 diffraction system configured for a very wide range of applications and experiments. The system is easy to use and at the same time allows you to get the highest quality results.

Possible analyzes:

  • Phase (qualitative) analysis of inorganic and organic powdery, solid and pasty materials
  • Structural and quantitative analysis by the Rietveld method
  • Phase quantitative and semiquantitative analysis
  • Study of structural changes under the influence of high temperature (up to 1200OC)
  • Phase analysis of thin films (crystalline and amorphous)
  • Sample mapping (microdiffraction) with a spot size of 100 microns
  • Determination of nanoparticles' size, shape and size distribution by the low-angle scattering method (SAXS) for samples that can be solids, powders, emulsions, colloids, solutions of macromolecules of low concentrations, pasty material, etc.
  • 2D SAXS for determining the order and orientation of nanoparticles
  • Reflectometry for determining the thickness, roughness and density of thin films and multilayer thin film systems
  • 2D GISAXS method for studying thin films, especially films consisting of nanoparticles or nanostructures
  • Computed tomography (CT) of small objects with 3D reconstruction
  • Determination of crystallite size
  • Determination of residual stress in the material (Residual Stress)
  • Analysis of the orientation of crystallites in the material (Texture)
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Potential application

Potential application
  • Advanced production (additive, powder metallurgy)
  • Mining and mineralogy 
  • Development of pharmaceutical products and drugs
  • Energy materials and storage 
  • Building and construction materials
  • Food and dairy products
  • Environmental analysis
  • Electronics and semiconductors
  • Nanomaterials
  • Metals